PRESIDENT, AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT ARTISTS
Town and Country magazine has named Richard Whitney one
of the top twelve portrait painters in America. He is internationally
known for his realistic paintings. He has won over 40 regional
and national awards and three grants from the Greenshields'
Foundation of Montreal. Whitney’s paintings hang in over
650 public and private collections throughout the United States
and abroad. They include the Anchorage Museum of Art and History,
the Anderson House Museum, the Newark Museum, the Pentagon,
Harvard University and the Catholic University of Portugal.
Whitney being congratulated by former President Bush and
Marlin Fitzwater at an unveiling ceremony at Franklin Pierce
College. Mr. Fitzwater served as Press Secretary for Presidents
Reagan and Bush. The college commissioned the portrait to
hang in their new< Marlin Fitzwater Center For Communication.
Born in 1946, 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. Over fifteen dealers and agents represent Whitney
nationwide. Memberships have included the Society of Illustrators,
the National Arts Club, Allied Artists of America, the American
Artists Professional League, the American Society of Classical
Realism, the Guild of Boston Artists and the Copley Society.
Whitney is a board member of the American Renaissance of
the Twenty-first Century and the Art Renewal Center, the world’s
largest online museum. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the
Advisory Board of the American Society of Portrait Artists
Foundation, which was the largest portrait society in the
world at that time.
Whitney's paintings have been seen on national cable television
and have been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine
articles. He was the cover artist for the April 1982 issue
of American Artist and was featured again in April
Whitney is the author of Painting the Visual Impression
and 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 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 is also listed on AskArt.com,
a comprehensive museum and auction sale reference web site.