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"Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler from the Collection of Steven Block"
2003-08-12 until 2003-11-02
Speed Art Museum
USA United States of America
Drawn from the largest extant private collection of James McNeill Whistler’s lithographs, this exhibition at the Speed Museum in Louisville Kentucky, features 86 works executed between 1878 and 1903. Although best known for his exquisite painted portraits, Whistler was an accomplished printmaker whose lithographs offer insight into a more introspective side of the artist’s career.
First introduced to lithography in 1878, Whistler’s interest in the medium never waned and he experimented with lithography intermittently until his death in 1903. Works included in this exhibition depict intimate scenes from daily life, delicate landscapes, and images of the friends and family closest to the artist. In addition to black and white lithographs, the exhibition will also feature examples of Whistler’s very rare colored lithographs, a technique with which he began to experiment in 1890. Whistler’s lithographs have been described as his most abstract, yet personal, form of expression. This exhibition is organized by The Trust for Museum Exhibitions.
James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
Little Evelyn, 1896