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Wellesley Society of Artists host portrait painter Richard Whitney
November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
On November 10, 2019 at the Wellesley Free Library, Richard Whitney, PhD.H will paint a portrait sketch from a live sitter, demonstrating some of the methods he uses to achieve a likeness. The program will begin at 1:15pm in the Wakelin room.
Recognized as one of America’s top portrait painters, Richard Whitney has painted numerous CEOs of industry, presidents of universities and educational leaders as well as family and individual portraits. He has painted eight US Governors including former MA governor, Mitt Romney. Whitney is internationally known for his realistic paintings. His paintings hang in over 800 public and private collections in the US and abroad. A current resident of NH, Whitney graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of NH in 1968 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree in 2015. He studied with Sidney F. Willis and the eminent Boston painter, R.H. Ives Gammell, over a period of five years. Current and past memberships include the Guild of Boston Artists, the Copley Society (Copley Master), the American Society of Classical Realism and the National Arts Club. He is Chairman Emeritus of the American Society of Portrait Artists Foundation.
There will be a presentation of awards for the WSA Wellesley Library Juried Show during the artist’s break in the demo and light refreshments will be available. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Wellesley Food Pantry.