Contrasts That Complement

Contrasts That Complement—Eileen Monaghan Whitaker and Frederic Whitaker, by Jan Noreus JenningsContrasts That Complement—Eileen Monaghan Whitaker and Frederic Whitaker, by Jan Noreus Jennings, was published by Marquand Books in 2000. It’s 193 pages includes full color illustrations representing the rich diversity of both artists’ work as well as detailed biography about them as individuals, and as a couple in the art world.

D. Scott Atkinson, Chief Curator and Curator of American Art at San Diego Museum of Art, writes in the introduction to the book:


“Contrasts That Complement—Eileen Monaghan Whitaker and Frederic Whitaker” is an overdue volume celebrating the work of two well-respected American watercolorists. The most comprehensive survey of the Whitakers’ watercolor production to date, this book includes a representative selection of watercolors, an extensive biography, and perceptive essays by nationally recognized art writers.”