Richard Whitney (artist)

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"Self Portrait", oil, 26 x 20, 1973. Collection: Newark Museum

Richard Whitney (1946) is an American painter born in New Hampshire. Whitney is a portrait and landscape painter; his paintings currently hang in over 650 fine art collections worldwide.

Background[edit]

Whitney graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of New Hampshire in 1968. He studied with Sidney F. Willis and R. H. Ives Gammell. He has been called "a living master of the classical tradition" by Sotheby's.

Professional organizations[edit]

Matinee

Awards, honors[edit]

1970 - 1973

  • Three Grants - Elizabeth T. Greenshields' Memorial Foundation – Montreal

1975

  • Third Gold Medal - Jordan Marsh Show - Boston

1976

  • Merit Award – Springfield (MA) Art League National Exhibition
  • Merit Award for Drawing – Sharon (NH) Arts Center Regional Exhibition
  • Excellence Award in Traditional - Cape Cod Art Association All New England
  • Exhibition Three Awards – Ogunquit (ME) Art Center National Exhibition
  • Architects Award - New Hampshire Art Association Annual Exhibition
  • Anonymous Award in Oil - Knickerbocker Artists National Exhibition – New York City

1977

  • First Prize - Fitchburg (MA) Art Museum Regional Exhibition
  • Best of Show, People's Choice Award - Sharon Arts Center Regional Exhibition
  • Grumbacher Award in Oils - Academic Artists National Exhibition – New York City
  • First in Oil - Cape Cod Art Association All New England Exhibition

1978

  • Honorable Mention - Fitchburg Art Museum Regional Exhibition
  • People's Choice Award - Sharon Arts Center Regional Exhibition
  • Finalist - American Artist Magazine National Art Competition – New York City

1979

  • First Prize - Fitchburg Art Museum Regional Exhibition
  • Ezekial A. Straw Memorial Award - New Hampshire Art Association Exhibition

1980

  • Yankee Sagendorph Award - Copley Society of Boston
  • Honorable Mention - Jubilee 350 Competition for New England Artists - Boston
  • The Crescent Gallery, Ltd. Award - Allied Artists National Exhibition – New York City

1982

1983

  • Grumbacher Gold Medal - Guild of Boston Artists Competition

1984

  • Gold Medal - American Artist Professional League Grand National Exhibition – NYC
  • Copley Master Award - Copley Society of Boston
  • Juror's Choice Award – Springville (Utah) Museum of Art National Salon Show
  • American Portrait Society Certification - Los Angeles

1986

1987

  • Silver Medal - The Society of Illustrators' 29th Annual Exhibition – New York City
  • A. Lassell Ripley Award - Guild of Boston Artists Competition
  • Medal "Benemerito" - Catholic University of Portugal

1989

  • Highest Bid - Copley Society of Boston Fundraising Auction

1990

  • Commendation - Governor and Executive Council of New Hampshire
  • Second Highest Bid - Copley Society of Boston Fundraising Auction

1991

  • Ken Gore Memorial Award - Guild of Boston Artists Competition

1992

  • Second Highest Bid – Copley Society of Boston Fundraising Auction
The official portrait of Robert Reich hangs in the Department of Labor

1994

  • Merit Award for Painting – Sharon Arts Center Regional Exhibition

1998

  • Highest Bid – Peterborough (NH) Arts Auction

1999

  • R. H. Ives Gammell Award – Guild of Boston Artists Competition
  • Robert B. Reich - Official Portrait

Exhibits[edit]

Gallery of Work[edit]

External links[edit]