Edgar A Whitney

Another influential watercolour artist. An American artist: 1891-1987.

Surprisingly there does not seem to be a Wikipedia page for him but there are plenty of websites that are either devoted to his art or feature him quite strongly. Some of these are listed below:

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/imliving316/edgar-whitney/  – a very nice collection of Edgar Whitney’s art is shown on Pinterest and is probably the best way to whet people’s appetites.

http://rogallery.com/Whitney_Edgar_Albert/whitney-biography.htm –  has a good, but short, biography of him.

An excellent website devoted to him and his art is the following:


In addition to being a great painter, he was also noted for being an original and lighthearted instructor. He also wrote an influential book on watercolour painting: “Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting” which is available via Amazon.