Our Small Works Show is going on now! In celebration, we’ll be presenting weekly profiles of featured artists. This week, our Artist Spotlight is sculptress Angie Whitson.
Angie Whitson is a sculptress, painter and etcher. She is most noted for her limited edition bronze sculpture and her limited edition etchings using the softground technique with aquatint. There is a definite reflection of her fantasies in her work; the human force, the spirit of adventure and love.
Angie extensively researches her subjects prior to creating a work. She presents her etchings in a very serious mood, particularly her nudes, but also has a lighter humorous side, bringing laughter and joy to the viewer.
Angie’s art career began in the basement of the Norton Simon Museum of Art in Pasadena, CA. She began under the instruction of Thomas Larsen, and continued her education at the Northridge University. It was there that she found that she was a natural at color composition, and became interested in sculpture. With this new serious outlook, she continued her studies at the Art League of Los Angeles under the instruction of Hal Reed.
Whitson is registered permanently with the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. for archival work on installed Bronzes in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In addition, her portrait of Leonard Goldenson is installed in the Television and Motion Picture Museum in Los Angeles. The University of California, Los Angeles has accepted her bronze of Ernie Kovacks to be installed in their museum of Television and Motion Pictures.
Her prints and sculpture are collected all over the world. To see more of Angie Whitson’s works, click here.