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Dates:  1949, 12 May -
Born:  US, NY, Syracuse
Active:  US
Website:  huntingtonwitherill.com
 
  
Born in Syracuse, NY, in 1949, Huntington Witherill moved with his family to Santa Monica, California, in 1953, where he began to develop an interest in music. At the age of four, he began taking piano lessons and continued to do so through his late teens with intentions of becoming a concert pianist. However, upon entering college as a music major, Witherill became interested in the study of two-dimensional design. This shift in artistic medium eventually led to a career in fine art photography beginning in 1970. During the mid-1970‘s, he studied photography under such notables as Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Steve Crouch, and Al Weber.
 
Witherill‘s photographs have been exhibited in more than eighty-five individual and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world. Additionally, his photographs are maintained in numerous public art collections worldwide, including the United States Department of State- Art in the Embassies, the National Museum of Modern Art - Kyoto, Japan, Fundaci๓e Van Gogh d‘Arles- Arles, France, the Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, and the Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA, among others. His photographs represent an unusually diverse approach to the medium including classic landscapes, studies of pop-art, botanical subjects, urban architecture, abstracts, and digital imaging.
 
In 2000, an acclaimed hard bound monograph featuring Witherill‘s black and white landscape photographs, entitled: Orchestrating Icons, was published by LensWork Publishing. Subsequently, a second monograph featuring his black & white botanical still lifes entitled: Botanical Dances, was published by LensWork, in 2001. Each of these books have received both national and international awards for design and printing excellence.
 
Since 1975, Witherill has continued to teach photography for a variety of institutions and workshop programs throughout the United States, including the University of California, The Friends of Photography, and the Ansel Adams Gallery, among others.
 
As a recipient of the "Artist of the Year" award presented by the Center for Photographic Art, in 1999, Witherill continues to expand both the variety and overall scope of his unique and often lyrical approach to the art of photography.
 
"Like the fantastic voyage one experiences studying his new work, Witherill himself has ventured far from the gelatin silver finery of his past work. Instead of pictures capturing a fragment of nature, the same nature made so familiar by so many straight photographers, Witherill has embraced the new technique and run with it. He‘s run right into a new reality that he is able to define, unfettered by photography‘s past, but still full of his reverence for the natural source." (Rick Deragon, 1999)
 
For the past 35 years, Huntington Witherill has made his home on the beautiful central coast of California.
 
[Courtesy of Verve Fine Arts - 2006]

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Self portrait of Huntington Witherill 
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Huntington Witherill

Selected exhibitions
 
Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, CA - 2006
Photo Gallery International • Tokyo, Japan - 1999
Monterey Museum of Art • Monterey, CA - 1978
Everson Museum of Art • Syracuse, NY - 1980
Asheville Art Museum • Asheville, NC - 1980
National Museum of Modern Art • Kyoto, Japan - 1987
Fundaci๓e Van Gogh d'Arles • Arles, France - 1998
Friends of Photography • Carmel, CA - 1987
Yokohama City Museum • Yokohama, Japan - 1981
Ansel Adams Gallery • Pebble Beach, CA - 1999 & 2003
North Carolina State University • Raleigh, NC - 1989
Afterimage Gallery • Dallas, TX - 1986
Expo '90 Photo Museum • Tokyo, Japan - 1990
Center for Photographic Art • Carmel, CA - 1994
Anchorage Museum of Art & History • Anchorage, AK - 1993
Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Tulsa University • Tulsa, OK - 1998
 
Selected collections
 
Hewlett Packard Corporation
Syntex Corporation
Digital Research Corporation
Oriental Photographic Industrial Co.
United States Department of State • Art in the Embassies
Los Angeles County Courthouse • Pasadena, CA
Akron Art Museum • Akron, OH
Monterey Museum of Art • Monterey, CA
Everson Museum of Art • Syracuse, NY
Asheville Art Museum • Asheville, NC
North Carolina State University • Raleigh, NC
National Museum of Modern Art • Kyoto, Japan
Expo '90 Photo Museum • Tokyo, Japan
Yokohama City Museum • Yokohama, Japan
Fundaci๓e Van Gogh d'Arles • Arles, France 
  
 

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