cityscapes, marine paintings
Media Oils, watercolors,
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.
• Lillian Whiting was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
• 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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