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ID: 500077661
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Record Type: Person
Whitten, Jack (American painter and sculptor, 1939-2018)

Note: Whitten initially studied medicine at the Tuskegee Institute, but moved to Louisiana to begin studying art. He became involved in the Civil Rights movement there, and subsequently moved to New York in 1960 to study at Cooper Union. His mature works were made employing combs, laminations, rakes, and squeegees to apply acrylic paint to canvas. His late works were made using chips of acrylic paint to build mosaic-like surfaces. Whitten's sculptures which he first created in New York and later at his summer home on Crete, consist of carved wood, found objects and materials including bone, marble, paper, glass, nails, and fishing line.

Names:
Whitten, Jack (preferred,V,index,LC)
Jack Whitten (V,display)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
African American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
sculptor

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Bessemer (Jefferson county, Alabama, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Whitten, Jack (I)

Biographies:
(American painter and sculptor, 1939-2018) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American painter, b.1939) ..... [BHA]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(American artist, 1939-2018) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Jack Whitten ........ [GRISC, MoMA, VP]
..........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..........................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Whitten, Jack ........ [BHA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, MoMA Preferred, VP]
............................  Artforum [online] (2004-) obit.
............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 82242588
............................  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York [online] (2013-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, MoMA, VP]
....................  Artforum 3/5 (1975)
....................  Babington Smith Dictionary of Contemporary artists (1981)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n82242588
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n82242588
....................  Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2003-) "Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017," accessed 11 September 2018
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Artforum [online] (2004-) obit.
.......... Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2003-) "Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017," accessed 11 September 2018
.......... Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York [online] (2013-)
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