Richard Whitney, CM


Richard Whitney, an honorary Life Member of the Copley Society, has painted more than 400 portraits including numerous CEOs of industry, presidents of universities and educational leaders as well as family and individual portraits.
He has painted nine US Governors including Mitt Romney; US Senators Tom McIntyre, Judd Gregg and James Webb, Jr.; Nobel Laureates Paul Samuelson and Phillip Sharp; Secretary of Labor Robert Reich; Cardinal Humberto Medeiros; Father McGivney, Founder of the Knights of Columbus; and actor, Ethan Hawke. Richard is the only living member of the Boston School to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate, the highest award in academia.
Each client has the opportunity to review the pose before the portrait is complete. If the painting is complex, Richard prepares a compositional sketch for review. Many clients enjoy traveling to Richard’s 81-acre retreat in southern New Hampshire, well known for its picturesque setting but Richard is also available to travel to the clients home or office. Completed portraits are usually delivered in 3 to 6 months, but in case of a rush, Richard can usually deliver a painting in just under one month.

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