Episode No. 130 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features biographer Daniel E. Sutherland and curator Margaret F. MacDonald.
Sutherland discusses his new biography of the artist, “Whistler: A Life For Art’s Sake.” It is the first biography of Whistler published in twenty years, and the first to make use of Whistler’s private correspondence. “Whistler” was published by Yale University Press. The image above is of the book’s cover. Amazon offers the book for as little as $20.
Sutherland is a history professor at the University of Arkansas. His previous subjects have included the Civil War and life in post-Civil War America.
On the second segment, Margaret F. MacDonald discusses the exhibition “An American in London: Whistler and the Thames.” The show is on view at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery from Saturday through August 17. MacDonald co-curated “An American in London” with Patricia de Montfort. It originated at London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery. The catalogue was published by Philip Wilson Publishers.
MacDonald is a professor of art history at the University of Glasgow and the director of “James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings. A Catalogue Raisonne.” The digital catalogue raisonne is available here.
Air date: May 1, 2014.