Last Call: James Abbot McNeill Whistler Seminar

A costly two-day public grogram offered from the Frick Collection.  

James Abbott McNeill Whistler in The Frick Collection

March 26 – April 2, 2009

Along with Gilbert Stuart, Whistler is one of only two American artists represented in The Frick Collection, and Henry Clay Frick acquired more of his works—five paintings, twelve etchings, and three pastels—than of any other artist. This two-part seminar led by Senior Curator Susan Grace Galassi will focus on his paintings and prints and the influences of Old Masters, such as Gainsborough, Reynolds, Velázquez, and Goya. Two Thursdays: March 26, April 2. 

Tickets for this two-part seminar may be purchased online or by calling 212-547-0671. The listed cost is for the entire seminar; tickets for individual seminar dates are not available. 

Cost $200, $180 members

About Hui

Wang Hui lived from 1632 - 1717 and followed in the footprints of his great grandfathers, grandfather, father and uncles and learned painting at a very early age. He was later taught by two contemporary masters, Zhang Ke and Wang Shimin, who taught him to work in the tradition of copying famous Chinese paintings. This is most likely the reason why critics claim that his work is conservative and reflects the Yuan and Song traditions. One critic claimed that "his landscape paintings reflect his nostalgic attachment to classical Chinese aesthetics. Along with the other Wangs, Wang Hui helped to perpetuate the tradition of copying the ancient masters rather than creating original work.

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