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Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator, b. 1836 - d. 1926

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    • John Barnard Whittaker Old Gentleman Oil on Canvas
      Feb. 04, 2024

      John Barnard Whittaker Old Gentleman Oil on Canvas

      Est: $300 - $500

      A John Barnard Whittaker (American, 1836-1926) oil on canvas painting depicting a seated old gentleman in a black coat. Signed lower left. Presented in gilt wood frame. Sight: 13.5" x 9.5"

      Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
    • John Whittaker (NY,1836-1926) oil painting antique
      Apr. 17, 2022

      John Whittaker (NY,1836-1926) oil painting antique

      Est: $525 - $675

      ARTIST: James Barnard Whitaker (New York, 1836 - 1926) NAME: Snow Shoveler MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Some paint losses mostly along edges. Few minor scattered inpaintings. Framed under the glass. SIGHT SIZE: 18 x 10 inches / 45 x 25 cm FRAME SIZE: 20 x 12 inches / 50 x 30 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119742 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: John Barnard Whittaker was born at Templemore, Tipperary County, Ireland on August 16, 1836. Famine and rebellion forced the family to emigrate and they arrived in Brooklyn in 1848. John attended Public School No. 1 for a few months before, at the age of twelve, he went to work helping his father, Benjamin, a decorator, grainer, and watercolor artist who first taught him how to paint. After this he studied at the National Academy of Design for a short time under Thomas Seir Cummings, vice president and one of the founders of the academy. In 1862 he attended classes at the Graham Art School in Brooklyn.Between 1859 and 1892, seventy-eight of Whittaker's pictures were exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association. By 1866 Whittaker was teaching at the Graham Art School. He was instrumental in organizing the Brooklyn Academy of Design, which opened the following year and with which the Graham Art School merged, and he was one of its first teachers, remaining at the new school until it closed in 1872. In the same year Adelphi Academy opened an art department with Ferdinand T. Lee Boyle as director, known primarily as a portrait painter.When Boyle resigned in 1875 Whittaker became head of the department and held his position for forty-one years, until his retirement in June 1916 at the age of eighty.Whittaker was very active in the Brooklyn art community, he was among the founders of the (Brooklyn) Sketch Club (1857), the Brooklyn Art Social (1859), the Brooklyn Art Association (1860), and the Brooklyn Academy of Design (1867) In the summer of 1887 he visited Paris and Munich and when he returned, arranged an exhibition of studies, drawings, and photographs from the foreign schools and galleries and in 1889 he was among the group who promoted the creation of "an Art Museum for the benefit of the whole city" of Brooklyn.Whittaker's first wife, with whom he had four sons and two daughters with, died in 1889. He remarried in 1893 to Mary A. Wood, who had been an art teacher in the Adelphi Academy drawing department of the elementary school since 1885 and was his assistant in the art school. She continued teaching at the academy until her retirement in 1915.After his retirement he devoted more time to painting and did so until his death on September 24, 1926, at the age of ninety.An obituary mentioned fifty notable artists who studied under Whittaker, those included George Inness Jr., Frank C. Boggs, William Ordway Partridge, Frederick MacMonnies, and Guy Wiggins.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • John Whittaker (NY,1836-1926) oil painting antique
      Jan. 02, 2022

      John Whittaker (NY,1836-1926) oil painting antique

      Est: $525 - $675

      ARTIST: James Barnard Whitaker (New York, 1836 - 1926) NAME: Snow Shoveler MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Some paint losses mostly along edges. Few minor scattered inpaintings. Framed under the glass. SIGHT SIZE: 18 x 10 inches / 45 x 25 cm FRAME SIZE: 20 x 12 inches / 50 x 30 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119742 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: John Barnard Whittaker was born at Templemore, Tipperary County, Ireland on August 16, 1836. Famine and rebellion forced the family to emigrate and they arrived in Brooklyn in 1848. John attended Public School No. 1 for a few months before, at the age of twelve, he went to work helping his father, Benjamin, a decorator, grainer, and watercolor artist who first taught him how to paint. After this he studied at the National Academy of Design for a short time under Thomas Seir Cummings, vice president and one of the founders of the academy. In 1862 he attended classes at the Graham Art School in Brooklyn.Between 1859 and 1892, seventy-eight of Whittaker's pictures were exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association. By 1866 Whittaker was teaching at the Graham Art School. He was instrumental in organizing the Brooklyn Academy of Design, which opened the following year and with which the Graham Art School merged, and he was one of its first teachers, remaining at the new school until it closed in 1872. In the same year Adelphi Academy opened an art department with Ferdinand T. Lee Boyle as director, known primarily as a portrait painter.When Boyle resigned in 1875 Whittaker became head of the department and held his position for forty-one years, until his retirement in June 1916 at the age of eighty.Whittaker was very active in the Brooklyn art community, he was among the founders of the (Brooklyn) Sketch Club (1857), the Brooklyn Art Social (1859), the Brooklyn Art Association (1860), and the Brooklyn Academy of Design (1867) In the summer of 1887 he visited Paris and Munich and when he returned, arranged an exhibition of studies, drawings, and photographs from the foreign schools and galleries and in 1889 he was among the group who promoted the creation of "an Art Museum for the benefit of the whole city" of Brooklyn.Whittaker's first wife, with whom he had four sons and two daughters with, died in 1889. He remarried in 1893 to Mary A. Wood, who had been an art teacher in the Adelphi Academy drawing department of the elementary school since 1885 and was his assistant in the art school. She continued teaching at the academy until her retirement in 1915.After his retirement he devoted more time to painting and did so until his death on September 24, 1926, at the age of ninety.An obituary mentioned fifty notable artists who studied under Whittaker, those included George Inness Jr., Frank C. Boggs, William Ordway Partridge, Frederick MacMonnies, and Guy Wiggins.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • John Barnard Whittaker Oil On Canvas, Story Teller
      Jul. 01, 2021

      John Barnard Whittaker Oil On Canvas, Story Teller

      Est: $10 - $1,000

      Signed Lower Left: J. B. Whittaker. Shows Bullet Hole In Upper Right Corner. Museum Size. Measures: 83" X 68". Frame Measures 8" Wide.

      Berner's Auction Gallery
    • JOHN WHITTAKER (1836-1926, NY, BORN IN COUNTY
      Nov. 30, 2019

      JOHN WHITTAKER (1836-1926, NY, BORN IN COUNTY

      Est: $600 - $800

      TIPPERARY, IRELAND). OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, SIGNED LOWER RIGHT, DEPICTING AN IMMIGRANT CLEANING LADY. SIGHT SIZE 21" X 13 1/4", OVERALL 29 1/2" X 21 1/2". IN ORNATE GESSO FRAME. CONDITION: LINED WITH SLIGHT INPAINTING IN BACKGROUND AND ON WOMAN'S SKIRT.

      Marion Antique Auctions
    • JOHN BARNARD WHITTAKER (American, 1836-1926)
      Mar. 25, 2018

      JOHN BARNARD WHITTAKER (American, 1836-1926)

      Est: $500 - $1,000

      'Happy as a Queen' oil on artist's board h. 10 w. 8 in. signed with monogram lower left, signed and titled on verso, unframed

      Butterscotch Auction Gallery LLC
    • JOHN BARNARD WHITTAKER (American, 1836-1926)
      Oct. 01, 2016

      JOHN BARNARD WHITTAKER (American, 1836-1926)

      Est: $400 - $600

      JOHN BARNARD WHITTAKER (American, 1836-1926), old man with beard, oil on canvas, signed and dated '74 lower right. Canvas 24''h, 20''w. Relined, scattered inpaint, craquelure, small abrasion center.

      South Bay Auctions Inc
    • James Barnard Whittaker, 1836 - 1926
      Apr. 12, 2013

      James Barnard Whittaker, 1836 - 1926

      Est: €2,000 - €3,000

      DER GALANTE ANTRAG Öl auf Leinwand. 110 x 83 cm. Links unten signiert und ortsbezeichnet "Brooklyn". Junges Paar im Halbbildnis wiedergegeben. Links ein am Türrahmen stehendes, jungen Mädchen, festlich gekleidet, das eine Katze in der Hand hält und lächelnd zurückblickt, während ein junger Mann mit abgenommenem Hut und Stock wohl seine Aufwartung macht, sie begleiten zu dürfen. Die beiden Personen in Kostümen der Zeit des ausgehenden 18. Jahrhunderts. (8923717)

      Hampel Fine Art Auctions
    • John Bernard Whittaker (American, 1836-1926)
      May. 19, 2012

      John Bernard Whittaker (American, 1836-1926)

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Girl in the Woods. Oil on canvas. Signed (l.l.). 35 x 28 inches. Framed.

      Capo Auction
    • JOHN BARNARD WHITTAKER (American, 1836-1926) LADY OF SUBSTANCE.
      Aug. 24, 2011

      JOHN BARNARD WHITTAKER (American, 1836-1926) LADY OF SUBSTANCE.

      Est: $400 - $600

      Oil on canvas portrait of a woman with long dark hair wearing a black dress with white scarf at neck with a gold and jeweled pin. She wears a sheer black head scarf. Signed lower right. Housed in a modern gesso decorated fancy frame with linen and gold liner. SIZE: 10" x 8". PROVENANCE: West Palm Beach, FL Estate. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98808

      James D. Julia
    • John B. Whittaker (NY, 1836-1926), Forest Interior
      Jun. 18, 2011

      John B. Whittaker (NY, 1836-1926), Forest Interior

      Est: $600 - $900

      oil on canvas, signed at lower right "J. B. Whittaker," housed in an ornate, likely original, gilt composition frame. SS 11 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.; DOA 19 5/8 x 27 5/8 in.

      Leland Little Auctions
    • JOHN BARNARD WHITTAKER (American, 1836-1926) LADY OF SUBSTANCE.
      Aug. 25, 2010

      JOHN BARNARD WHITTAKER (American, 1836-1926) LADY OF SUBSTANCE.

      Est: $500 - $1,000

      Oil on canvas portrait of a woman with long dark hair wearing a black dress with white scarf at neck with a gold and jeweled pin. She wears a sheer black head scarf. Signed lower right. Housed in a modern gesso decorated fancy frame with linen and gold liner. SIZE: 10" x 8". PROVENANCE: West Palm Beach, FL Estate. CONDITION: Very good. 9-98808

      James D. Julia
    • John Barnard Whittaker, (Irish/American, 1836-1926), children fishing on a summer day, oil painting in grey tones, 8 3/4" x 7"
      Nov. 28, 2009

      John Barnard Whittaker, (Irish/American, 1836-1926), children fishing on a summer day, oil painting in grey tones, 8 3/4" x 7"

      Est: $200 - $400

      John Barnard Whittaker (Irish/American, 1836-1926) children fishing on a summer day oil painting in grey tones signed lower right Whittaker was born in Ireland and later emigrated with his family to Brooklyn in 1848. Between 1859 and 1892, seventy-eight of Whittaker's paintings were exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association. By 1866 he was teaching at the Graham Art School. 8 3/4" x 7"

      Ripley Auctions
    • John B. Whittaker (NY, 1836-1926), "Easter Morn"
      Sep. 19, 2009

      John B. Whittaker (NY, 1836-1926), "Easter Morn"

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      oil on canvas, unsigned, housed in the original gilt wood frame with composition ornament, a gallery plaque reads "Easter Morn by the late J. B. Whittaker." SS 35.75 x 28.75 in.; DOA 40 x 32.75 in.

      Leland Little Auctions
    • JOHN BARNARD WHITTAKER, American, 1836-1926, Portrait of a butcher., Oil on canvas, 22" x 14". Framed.
      Nov. 16, 2007

      JOHN BARNARD WHITTAKER, American, 1836-1926, Portrait of a butcher., Oil on canvas, 22" x 14". Framed.

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      JOHN BARNARD WHITTAKER American, 1836-1926 Portrait of a butcher. Signed lower left "J. B. Whittaker". Oil on canvas, 22" x 14". Framed.

      Eldred's
    • John Bernard Whittaker (American, 1836-1926)
      Feb. 07, 2006

      John Bernard Whittaker (American, 1836-1926)

      Est: -

      The suitor, signed, oil on canvas, 108 x 86.5cm (42 1/2 x 34in)

      Bonhams
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