Heather Nolin, Arthur Ross Collection Research Associate and Project Manager, Yale University Art Gallery

James Abbott McNeill Whistler was 21 in 1855 when he left for Europe intent on becoming an artist. He settled in London and never returned to the US, yet always identified himself as an American. Learn about Whistler’s impact on British society and how his outsider status, along with the burgeoning artistic and economic conditions in the city, affected his artistic output.

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Above: James Abbot McNeill Whistler, Harmony in Flesh Colour and Red, about 1869. 60.1158. Oil and wax crayon on canvas. Emily L. Ainsley Fund.