James McNeill Whistler  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 11, 1834July 17, 1903) was an American-born, British-based painter and etcher. Averse to sentimentality in painting, he was a leading proponent of the credo "art for art's sake". He took to signing his paintings with a stylized butterfly, possessing a long stinger for a tail.<ref>Mr. Whistler's Art, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery [1]</ref> The symbol was apt, for Whistler's art was characterized by a subtle delicacy, in contrast to his combative public persona.[2] [May 2007]

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