Published: July 2, 2002
WATERVILLE, MAINE – Twenty-four etchings and lithotints by James McNeill Whistler are on display at the Colby College Museum of Art through the end of the summer. The works were created between 1858 and 1896 and depict daily life in the cities of Western Europe.
The wide range of subject matter includes bridges, shops and harbors and full-length portraits. Whistler, an American-born artist, lived in London most of his life and was first renowned for his skills as an etcher and later as a painter. His works present unglorified portrayals of ordinary people and places in accordance with his view of creating “art for art’s sake.” The works are on loan from an anonymous lender.
Also on view at the museum are “Drawn from a Family: Contemporary Works on Paper” — an exhibit of watercolors, gouaches, charcoal draw-ings, collages, ink and pencil drawings and mixed-media works drawn exclusively from three collectors within one family — and The Joan Whitney Payson Collection, 26 works by world-famous Impressionist and post-Impressionist artists, including Courbet, Daumier, Monet and Renoir.
Colby Museum hours are 10 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday, and 2 to 4:30 pm on Sunday. Admission is free, and the museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. For information, 207-872-3228 or visit www.colby.edu/museum.
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