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 Gertrude Patterson Whetsel  (1886 - 1952)

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Lived/Active: California/Kansas      Known for: landscape, marine

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These Notes from AskART represent the beginning of a possible future biography for this artist. Please click here if you wish to help in its development:
Born in McCune, KS on Sept. 21, 1886. Whetsel was a pupil of Clyde Keller in Portland, OR where she lived during the 1920s. She moved to Los Angeles in the early 1930s and was active there until her death in Orange County on Oct. 31, 1952. Exh: Portland AA, 1920s; Oregon State Fair, 1922 (prizes); Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1936.
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Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs (Bénézit, E); Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers (Fielding, Mantle); American Art Annual 1923-33.
Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.

These Notes from AskART represent the beginning of a possible future biography for this artist. Please click here if you wish to help in its development:
Born McCune, Sept. 21, 1886; died Orange County, CA, 1952. Painter, specialized in marine and landscape. Pupil of Clyde Leon Keller. Moved to Portland, 1923-31 and to Los Angeles in 1933.
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First prize for marine, second prize for landscape, Oregon State Fair, 1922.

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Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Dawdy 2: Dawdy, Doris Ostrander. Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary. Volume 2. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1981.; Collins, Jim, and Glenn B. Opitz, eds. Women Artists in America: 18th Century to the Present (1790-1980). Rev. and enl. ed. Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: Apollo, 1980.; American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-1947 27; Reinbach, Edna, comp. “Kansas Art and Artists”, in Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society. v. 17, 1928. p. 571-585.; Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Newlin, Gertrude Dix (Development of Art in Kansas. Typed Manuscript, 1951); Fielding, Mantle. Mantle Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers, with an Addendum containing Corrections and Additional Material on the Original Entries. Compiled by James F. Carr. New York: James F. Carr Publ., 1965.; American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-194720/ 22/ 24; AskArt, "http://www.askart.com" www.askart.com , Accessed Dec. 28, 2005.
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.

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