James Whistler | Word Search Worksheet

June 2, 2009

Here’s a great free printable lesson resource for the elementary art classroom or homeschool art lesson.

James Whistler Biography
Whistler was born in Massachusetts. His father, Major George Washington Whistler, who had graduated from West Point, was a civil engineer. His mother Anna McNeill came from an aristocratic southern family. When he was nine the family moved to Russia where his father was building a railroad. Six years later his father died and the family returned to America. James himself entered West Point, but dropped out in his third year when he failed to pass a chemistry exam. He was later quoted as saying, “Had silicon been a gas I would have been a ‘Major-General’.” He worked for a while as a draftsman drawing maps, but he got in trouble for drawing pictures in the margins of the maps. He finally decided to just pursue art, and in 1855 he sailed to Paris. He was to never return to America.

James Whistler biography continued on GardenofPraise.com


Free Printable Word Search
Read about James Whistler and then print a word search worksheet from GardenofPraise.com. Word search worksheets are a great opportunity to review the things you have learned about the artist.

James Whistler Word Search from GardenofPraise.com


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