Freer & Whistler: Points of Contact

The juxtaposition of Asian and American art at the Freer Gallery is due largely to the influence of the expatriate American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834ā€“1903), who played an important role in the aesthetic education of Charles Lang Freer (1854ā€“1919), the Detroit industrialist and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art.

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