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Artist Victoria Chick - Whistler's Mother

In honor or Mother Whistler Day and May being the month of celebrating Mothers, this episode of Big Blend Radio's WORLD OF ART Podcast with artist Victoria Chick focuses on the relationship between Whistler, the artist, and his mom, Anna McNeill Whistler.

James Abbot McNeill Whistler did not set out to paint an iconic image, but his “Arrangement in Black and Grey #1” has become one of the most recognizable and meaningful paintings in the world. Best known under its colloquial name Whistler's Mother or Portrait of Artist's Mother, this 1871 oil painting features Whistler's mother. Read Victoria's article about Whistler and his mother, here:

Victoria Chick is a contemporary figurative artist and early 19th/20th century print collector based in Silver City, New Mexico. Visit:

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