James Abbott McNeill Whistler
(1834 – 1903)
An extravagant painter known for attracting and enjoying controversy.
Whistler's early arrival to Chelsea began with dinner parties and colourful guests including the up and coming writer Oscar Wilde.
Some of Whistler's most innovative works feature views of the Chelsea Embankment. He resided at various places within the borough living at No.96 Cheyne Walk.
A statue stands on the Chelsea Embankment by Battersea Bridge looking out to the Thames.
Map of Whistler Statue
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