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Whistler’s Mother

 

The painting popularly known as “Whistler’s Mother” (1871) was never called that by the artist, James McNeill Whistler.

The painting popularly known as “Whistler’s Mother” (1871) was never called that by the artist, James McNeill Whistler. Learn more

  • The painting popularly known as “Whistler’s Mother” (1871) was never called that by the artist, James McNeill Whistler.
  • Whistler named the work Arrangement in Gray and Black: the Artist’s Mother.
  • The public gave the painting its nickname.
  • Whistler’s painting was the only one by an American to hang in the Louvre in Paris.
  • It is now in the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.