July 14, 2016
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Nocturne: The River at Battersea, 1878, lithotint, 6 3/4 x 10 3/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate.
Today we commemorate American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, born on July 10, 1834 and who passed away on July 17, 1903. A gifted artist based primarily in the UK, Whistler painted moody scenes, often titled as “nocturnes” and “arrangements,” a parallel to musical influences.