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Nancy Whitman

Nancy Whitman


Portrait by Donna Granata - 2004               

Nancy Whitman (1929 - )

Born in Chicago, Nancy Whitman earned a Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin. She followed this with a year of graduate study at the Chicago Art Institute and another extremely formative year in Paris, France.

Nancy paints in exuberant style, combining broad brush strokes and unexpected use of color. With her oil, acrylic and watercolor creations, she acknowledges the influence of Matisse, Jawlensky and the Fauves. The vigor and joie de vivre bursting from her canvases reflect her love affair with nature. She paints amid the sheer beauty of her studio-gallery home in lush Upper Ojai canyon above Ojai. Enormously versatile and varied in her expressions, Nancy Whitman attempts to work towards the feeling of the magic and freedom of a child. A critic once said of her, "Her work is infused with warmth, joy and a mood of exhilaration."

A winner of many awards in juried competition, Nancy's paintings are found in numerous private, public and corporate collections nationwide.

Nancy Whitman's documentation took place in 2003. The FOTM Archive contains extensive information about this artist. To learn more about Nancy Whitman please visit