Frank Whipple is known for his "Whipple's Wimples" paintings. Whipple has been painting his whimsical nun scenes since WWII.
Frank Whipple was an Army journalist during the war and was stationed for a time in Italy where he had his first introduction to the Daughters of Charity, originally a French order of nuns organized by St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac in 1633. Whipple was immediately drawn to their unique and fanciful headpieces known as "wimples" and these are symbolized in each of his paintings.
He was also intrigued by the nun's serene, and seemingly unruffled, movement through the chaos of the streets of Rome during wartime. Frank Whipple came to know several of the ladies per
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