Lillian Whiting
1876-1949

Theme/Style – Landscapes, cityscapes, marine paintings

Media – Oils, watercolors, ceramics

Artistic Focus – Lillian Whiting’s strong commitment to and affection for her community, from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach, is evidenced in the vitality of her colorful renderings of its urban and coastal areas.

Career Highlights –

• Lillian Whiting was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts in 1876.
• Whiting studied at the Art Students League in New York with Will H. Foote, at the Boston Art School, and at UCLA with John Hubbard Rich.
• Whiting was an art supervisor in the public schools in Brattleboro, Vermont, and by 1917 she had settled in Los Angeles, where she continued teaching and was a member of the Southern California Art Teachers Association.
• In 1925, Whiting exhibited in the West Coast Arts annual show at Los Angeles’ Southwest Museum, with her painting The Bather.
• Whiting was a Charter member of the Laguna Beach Art Association and Women Painters West, and was active in the Los Angeles art community, serving on the committee for the 1934 “Echo of the Olympics” exhibition at the State Building in the city’s Exposition Park, and on the Laguna Beach Art Association’s board during the 1930s.
• During her retirement, Lillian Whiting lived in her studio-home in Laguna Beach until she passed away there in 1949.

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