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.
FORMER PRESIDENT, AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT
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.
Whitneys 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.
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 worlds 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 2000. 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,
Whos Who in America, and Whos Who in the 21st
Century. Whitney is also listed on AskArt.com,
a comprehensive museum and auction sale reference web site.