James McNeill Whistler : the case for beauty / a production of Film Odyssey, Inc., in association with the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian, 1A Productions Ltd.., Glasgow and WETA Washington D.C. ; a film by Karen Thomas.
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, 
[Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, 
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1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Closed-captioned in English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH); audio-described.
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Narrator, Anjelica Huston ; reader of Whistler, Kevin Kline.
Composer, Peter Melnick.
Originally broadcast on PBS in 2014.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.
Best known for the groundbreaking portrait of his mother, James McNeill Whistler was the original art star. But beneath the high gloss, the struggle of this genius to find his own voice resulted in a breakaway style that moved painting towards abstraction and would revolutionize the art world in his time-and beyond. Dramatic re-creations, art, graphics, and interviews combine to profile this fascinating character.