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A Life for Art's Sake

Daniel E. Sutherland

The first biography in more than twenty years of James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) is also the first to make extensive use of the artist’s private correspondence to tell the story of his life and work. This engaging personal history dispels the popular notion of Whistler as merely a combative, eccentric, and unrelenting publicity seeker, a man as renowned for his public feuds with Oscar Wilde and John Ruskin as for the iconic portrait of his mother. The Whistler revealed in these pages is an intense, introspective, and complex man, plagued by self-doubt and haunted by an endless pursuit of perfection in his painting and drawing.


In his beautifully illustrated and deeply human portrayal of the artist, Daniel E. Sutherland ...

2014   440 pp.  12 color + 94 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300203462  $40.00

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American Paintings at Harvard
Volume 1: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born Before 1826

Art of the American West
The Haub Family Collection at Tacoma Art Museum

Donald Judd
The Multicolored Works

Four Centuries of Quilts
The Colonial Williamsburg Collection

Navigating the West
George Caleb Bingham and the River

Samuel F. B. Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" and the Art of Invention

John Singer Sargent
Figures and Landscapes 1908–1913: The Complete Paintings, Volume VIII

From the Margins
Lee Krasner | Norman Lewis, 1945–1952

Alexander Gardner
The Western Photographs, 1867–1868

American Impressionism
A New Vision, 1880–1900
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The Funk & Wag from A to Z
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Cy Twombly's Things
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Richard Estes' Realism
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Carl Andre
Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010
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Mel Bochner
Strong Language
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John Sloan
Drawing on Illustration
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Sculptures and Works on Paper
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Family in the Picture, 1958–2013
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Tony Oursler / Vox Vernacular
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John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné
Volume Two: 1975–1986
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