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October 12 2006 Art Appreciation Newsletter

James McNeill Whistler is best known for his portrait "Arrangement in Grey and Black, No.1" otherwise affectionately titled "Whistler's Mother."

Whistler was born in Lowell, MA where a museum in his name stands today. He would later have a short stay at West Point and flunk out. Whistler then joined the US Navy, learned etching, and became a cartographer. After first visiting Paris, Whistler would later settle in London and begin his career as a serious painter.

In my article "Whistler and Sargent, Americans in Paris" exhibit I address works by both artists.
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Mark Rothko on Nature and Surrealism
Mark Rothko was greatly influenced by fellow artists Bonnard, Matisse, and Gaugin. His work from 1949 and beyond look amazingly contemporary.

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