Wheelock Whitney (historian)

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Wheelock Whitney III
Born (1949-10-03) October 3, 1949 (age 67)
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Residence Upper East Side, New York City
Town of Rhinebeck, New York
Nationality American
Other names Lock Whitney[1]
Occupation Art collector
Known for Member of prominent Whitney family
Board member of Scenic Hudson: 1994-2003; 2009-present[2]
Spouse(s) Sandro Cagnin[3]
Relatives Wheelock Whitney, Jr., father
Wheelock Whitney, Sr., grandfather
Benson Whitney, brother
Kathleen A. Blatz, stepmother since 2005

Wheelock "Lock" Whitney III (born October 3, 1949 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American art collector and dealer.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Connecticut, Whitney is the son of Wheelock Whitney, Jr. and Irene Hixon. He is the grandson of Wheelock Whitney, Sr. Whitney grew up in the Minnesota branch of the prominent American Whitney family and is of close relation to the Vanderbilt family.

His brother is politician Benson Whitney.

His stepmother is Kathleen A. Blatz.


His published books include:

He has contributed more than fifty notable 18th- and 19th-century paintings, mainly French, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.[5]

He is a philanthropist living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and in the Town of Rhinebeck in Dutchess County, New York.[6][7]


  1. ^ Scenic Hudson (December 18, 2009). "Scenic Hudson Names New Board Members". Scenic Hudson. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ Scenic Hudson (December 18, 2009). "Scenic Hudson Names New Board Members". Scenic Hudson. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ Billy Farrell Agency (September 7, 2012). "Lock Whitney". www.bfanyc.com. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ Holland Cotter (January 25, 2013). "‘The Path of Nature,’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art". The New York Times. Retrieved December 28, 2014. Lucky for them that one of those scholars is the collector and dealer Wheelock Whitney III, who has a passion for French art from the years between neo-Classicism and Romanticism, and a particular love for gleaming little oil sketches on paper done out of doors — en plein-air — in that time. For years he sought them out and bought them up. In 2003 he gave his pictures to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where 50 of them make up the exhibition called “The Path of Nature: French Paintings From the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785-1850.” 
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  7. ^ http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_Of_Art/viewOne.asp?dep=11&viewmode=1&item=2003.42.47&section=prov

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