Worthington Whittredge American, 1820-1910


Worthington Whittredge first arrived in New York City in August of 1859.  During his first weeks as a New Yorker, he lived like a tourist, visiting the different sites New York had to offer.  During one visit to the New York Historical Society, he was exposed to the works of Thomas Cole and Asher Durand and immediately wanted to be a part of the Hudson River school. After submitting a painting to the National Academy of Design and later being elected as an associate member of the Academy in the winter of 1860, Whittredge had spent the summer sketching the Hudson River.  During this period Whittredge was looking to define himself as an American artist after a decade abroad in Europe.  


National Academy of Design, 1861 (President 1874-1877)

Artists Fund Society

Century Association


Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1876 (medal)

Paris Exposition, 1889 (medal)

Panama-Pacific Exposition, Buffalo, 1901 (medal)

St. Louis Exposition, 1904 (mdeal)

Century Association, 1904

Museums and Public Collections

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Art Institute of Chicago

Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine

Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Utah

Brooklyn Museum

Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Detroit Institute of Arts

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Maryland State Archives

Museum of Nebraska Art at the University of Nebraska

National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts, New York City

National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Newark Museum, New Jersey

New-York Historical Society

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey   

Reading Public Museum, Pennsylvania

Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina   

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, New York

San Diego Museum of Art, California

Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.

Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid   

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas   

Worcester Museum of Art, Massachusetts

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