Whistler's Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan

Home / News / Blogs

Whistler's Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan

Published on February 25, 2022

Joanna Hiffernan’s relationship with Whistler ran deeper than artist and muse. In this rich exhibition we explore her life and role as a friend, model, lover and collaborator.

Many of James McNeill Whistler’s works feature the red-haired figure of Joanna Hiffernan. Her close professional and personal relationship with the artist lasted for two decades, yet little about her role or influence in his life has been explored – until now.

In this exhibition, the role Joanna played in the artist’s career in uncovered and discover how Whistler’s revolutionary paintings featuring Hiffernan went on to influence later artists from the Pre-Raphaelites to Klimt.

The exhibition takes place at the Royal Academy, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD, United Kingdom.

To learn more, please click here.  

For more events and exhibitions, visit the ARC Calendar.