Richard Whitney (artist)

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

Richard Whitney, PhD H (born 1946 in New Hampshire), is an American painter, author and educator. Town & Country magazine has named him one of the top dozen portrait painters in America. Fine Art Connoisseur has called him one of "the giants of the field" of figurative painting. Whitney's portraits and landscapes hang in over 750 public and private fine art collections worldwide. They include the Anchorage Museum of Art and History; the Anderson House Museum; the Newark Museum; the Pentagon; Harvard, Yale, and Stanford universities; and the Catholic University of Portugal. He has won over 40 regional and national awards as well as three grants from the Greenshields' Foundation of Montreal. Whitney was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the University of New Hampshire in 2015.

Whitney is the author of the book Painting the Visual Impression which summarizes the basic principles of representational painting. First published in 1972, it has been read by thousands of artists world-wide. He is also a co-author of the book Realism in Revolution: The Art of the Boston School. His paintings have also been reproduced in the book Edmund C. Tarbell and the Boston School of Painting.

Whitney graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of New Hampshire in 1968. He studied with Sidney F. Willis and with the eminent Boston painter R. H. Ives Gammell for five years. Whitney's paintings have been seen on national cable television and have been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles. He has traveled and painted in Europe, Japan, Alaska and the Caribbean and has lectured and conducted workshops throughout the United States. He is listed in a dozen reference books, including Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the 21st Century. Whitney and his artist wife Sandy Sherman live on Crescent Pond in Stoddard, New Hampshire.

Professional organizations[edit]

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
  • Excellence Award in Traditional - Cape Cod Art Association All New England
  • Exhibition Three Awards – Ogunquit (ME) Art Center National Exhibition
  • Anonymous Award in Oil - Knickerbocker Artists National Exhibition – New York City

1977

  • Grumbacher Award in Oils - Academic Artists National Exhibition – New York City
  • First in Oil - Cape Cod Art Association All New England Exhibition

1978

  • Finalist - American Artist Magazine National Art Competition – New York City

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

  • The Margaret Fitzhugh Browne Memorial Portrait Award - Copley Society of Boston
  • Cover Artist - "American Artist" Magazine - April

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

1990

  • Commendation - Governor and Executive Council of New Hampshire

1991

  • Ken Gore Memorial Award - Guild of Boston Artists Competition

1999

  • R. H. Ives Gammell Award – Guild of Boston Artists Competition

2000

  • American Artist magazine article - April

2002

  • Edmund C. Tarbell Award – Guild of Boston Artists Spring Awards Exhibit
  • Emeritus Award – American Society of Portrait Artists

2011

  • Honorable Mention, Landscape – Art Renewal Center International Salon

2013

  • Elected Honorary Lifetime Member of the American Artists Professional League and Allied Artists of America

2015

  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters - University of New Hampshire

Exhibits[edit]

(From a list of over 750 public and private collections)

Gallery of work[edit]

External links[edit]