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Study in Whites

Eileen Monaghan Whitaker, 24 x 18 in. Watercolor.1964

The Frederic Whitaker and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Foundation

The Frederic Whitaker and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Foundation

In 1964 both Fred and Eileen Whitaker received a grant from the Huntington Hartford Foundation in Pacific Palisades, California, to work on a project of their choice at the foundation. Eileen chose to explore the possibilities of acrylic on Masonite to resemble egg tempera. Hence, this painting is a “study” in whites as she experimented. Eileen described the freedom at the foundation as an “unexpected never-to-be-dreamed-of-experience” and acrylics as “an exciting experiment.” She painted occasionally with acrylic, but she decided, “The transparent technique on paper is my medium.”

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  • Title: Study in Whites
  • Creator: Eileen Monaghan Whitaker, 24 x 18 in. Watercolor.
  • Date: 1964/1964
  • Date Created: 1964
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: http://whitakerwatercolors.org/

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