PBS Arts

James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty

Special | 56m 46s

The original art star, Whistler was a caustic wit and man-about-town. For the first time, a film examines the biography of the man and the course of his career. Best known for his painting popularly called “Whistler’s Mother,” by his death, Whistler was one of the most recognized artists in Europe and is today placed in the first rank of modern painters.

Aired: 09/12/14

Rating: TV-PG

Video has closed captioning.

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