In Life and Art

“No form of art can have enduring success unless it appeals to the generality of people.”
          –Frederic Whitaker

“I’m not concerned with the average person. I must please myself.”
          –Eileen Monaghan Whitaker

Eileen Monaghan Whitaker and Frederic Whitaker supported and celebrated one another in life and in art for nearly forty years. Coming from vastly different backgrounds, they were a study in contrasts. Yet they were united in their passion for the arts in general and the medium of watercolor in particular.

Their lives and careers are extensively explored in “Contrasts That Complement—Eileen Monaghan Whitaker and Frederic Whitaker” by Jan Noreus Jennings (Marquand Books, 2004).

Two-Person Exhibitions
Eileen Monaghan Whitaker and Frederic Whitaker

1957 Grand Central Galleries, New York City
Providence Art Club, Rhode Island
1965 Grand Central Galleries, New York City
1966 Jones Gallery, La Jolla, California
1967 Galerie du Jonelle, Palm Springs, California
Jones Gallery, La Jolla, California
1968 Blair Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1969 Desert Southwest Art Gallery, Palm Desert, California
1970 Northland Press Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona
1973 O’Brien’s Art Emporium, Scottsdale, Arizona
Old Town Galleries, San Diego, California
1974 Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
1975 Wollheim’s Rosequist Galleries, Tucson, Arizona
1976 A. Huney Gallery, San Diego, California
The Art Centre, Rancho Santa Fe, California