j.m. whistler

Happy 179th birthday to the man with the world’s greatest name!

JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER
July 10th, 1834 - July 17th, 1903.

“Nature contains the elements, in colour and form, of all pictures, as the keyboard contains the notes of all music. But the artist is born to pick, and choose, and group with science, these elements, that the result may be beautiful - as the musician gathers his notes, and forms his chords, until he brings forth from chaos glorious harmony.”

- James Abbot McNeill Whistler -10 O’clock (1885)