Town and Country magazine recently named Richard Whitney, PhD.H one of the top twelve portrait painters in America. Fine Art Connoisseur has called him one of “the giants of the field” of figurative painting. He is nationally known for his portraits and landscapes painted from nature in the style of Classical Realism. He studied with the eminent Boston painter, R. H. Ives Gammell, over a period of five years. Whitney has won over 40 regional and national awards and three grants from the Greenshields' Foundation of Montreal. He is the only living painter of the Boston School to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate for lifetime achievement in art. His paintings hang in over 750 public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Whitney is the author of "Painting the Visual Impression" which has been read by thousands of artists worldwide. He is listed in over a dozen reference books including Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the 21st Century.