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"Seashore Clouds"

Documentation Signed
Origin United States, Rhode Island
Period 1950-1979
Materials Watercolor on Grumbacher watercolor board
Dimensions
W. 20.25 in; H. 14.25 in; D. 0.75 in;
W. 51.44 cm; H. 36.2 cm; D. 1.91 cm;
Condition Very good
Creation Date Circa 1955
Description Very well executed watercolor on Grumbacher watercolor board by the well known marine artist, Frederic Whitaker. Signed lower right. Circa 1955. Condition is very good. Off white woven mat 24 by 28.25 inches overall framed measurements. Provenance: David Gary Gallery, Millburn, New Jersey.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Frederic Whitaker began his working career as an apprentice designer with W. J. Feeley and Co., manufacturers of metal-ware, where he soon rose to head of design. He went on to work with Gorham Manufacturing Company and Tiffany & Co., both noted producers of fine silver, and later bought and built up two companies on his own, Foley and Dugan in Providence and G.H. Seffert in New York.

During this time Whitaker was also actively painting, working mainly in watercolors, and in 1949 he retired from business to devote all his attention to painting, writing, and art-related philanthropic activities.

Whitaker was a member of the National Academy of Design, served seven years as president of the American Watercolor Society, and founded Audubon Artists, whose purpose is to speak for all aspects of the visual arts. He also served on numerous other boards and organizations. Whitaker also wrote two books and more than 90 articles on art-related topics.

Awards
Over his career Whitaker received more than 150 awards from art organizations across the United States, among them the Horatio Alger Award, and was made a Fellow of Britain's Royal Society of Arts. His work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, National Academy of Design, and the Hispanic Museum, as well as museums and galleries from California to Connecticut.
Styles / Movements Impressionism
Incollect Reference Number 493664
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