Don Carlos Seitz was an American newspaper manager, born at Portage, Ohio in 1862. His works include Discoveries in Everyday Europe (1907), Writings by and about James McNeill Whistler (1910), Elba and Elsewhere (1910), Surface Japan (1911), Letters from Francis Parkman to E. G. Squier (1911), The Buccaneers (1912), and Whistler Stories (1913). Whistler Stories is a collection of anecdotes and stories about James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) the famous painter. He was a leading proponent of the credo "art for art's sake." His famous signature for his paintings was in the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail. His most famous painting is the iconic Whistler's Mother.