Clayton Whitehill

American, 1898 - 1963


Clayton Whitehill was an Abstract Expressionist painter who was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1898. Whitehill served in WWI and graduated from Columbia University in 1921. He was a Professor of Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Museum School and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia, PA, among others. In 1947, Whitehill wrote a notable book on typography titled “The Moods of Type”, which is still in print today. In the late 1950s, Whitehill and his wife moved to Perugia, Italy, where his artwork became greatly inspired by the Italian culture and landscape. While in Italy, he exhibited with Galleria Schneider in Rome. Whitehill died in Perugia in 1963.

  • Whitehill 14324
    Epoche Passat Condenzione, 1961
    Oil on canvas
    31 1/2 x 40 inches

    Signed and dated Whitehill ‘61, lower right; signed and titled on reverse.

    #14324
  • Whitehill 13606
    Christmas Eve, ca. 1959
    Oil on Masonite, in original frame
    30 x 42 inches

    Signed Whitehill, lower right; titled on reverse.

    #13606
  • Whitehill 13601
    Scena dell’Umbria, 1961
    Oil on canvas
    31 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches

    Signed Whitehill, lower right; signed, dated and titled on reverse.

    #13601
  • Whitehill 13602 ur
    Hilltown, 1955
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 30 inches

    Signed Whitehill, lower right; signed, dated and titled on reverse.

    #13602
  • Whitehill 13604 ur
    Torrelmolinos 4, Fasce Opposte, ca. 1961
    Oil on canvas
    27 x 35 inches

    Signed Whitehill, lower right; signed and titled on reverse.

    #13604
  • Whitehill 6639
    Effluvio Rosso, 1961
    Oil on canvas
    39 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches

    Signed and dated Whitehill ‘61, lower right; signed and titled on reverse.

    #6639
  • Whitehill 6642
    Il Teatro, ca. 1959
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 24 inches

    Signed Whitehill, lower right; titled on reverse.

    #6642
  • Whitehill 6647
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1950s
    Oil on canvas
    25 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches
    #6647
  • Whitehill 8227
    Italian Nights, ca. 1955
    Oil on canvas
    26 x 37 inches

    Signed Whitehill and titled on reverse.

    #8227
  • Whitehill 6643
    Movimenti Temporaleschi, 1959
    Oil on canvas
    37 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches

    Signed and dated Whitehill ‘59, lower right; signed and titled on reverse.

    #6643
  • Whitehill 6648
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1959
    Oil on canvas
    31 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches

    Signed Whitehill lower right.

    #6648
  • Whitehill 6644
    Untitled, ca. 1959
    Oil on canvas
    33 x 29 3/4 inches

    Signed Whitehill lower right.

    #6644
  • Whitehill 6649
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Oil on canvas
    29 1/2 x 39 1/4 inches

    Signed Whitehill, lower right.

    #6649
  • Whitehill 6646
    Silencio Bianco, ca. 1959
    Oil on canvas
    27 3/4 x 39 1/2 inches

    Signed Whitehill lower right; signed and titled on reverse.

    #6646
  • Whitehill 6640
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1960
    Oil on canvas
    30 x 24 inches

    Signed Whitehill lower right; dated on reverse.

    #6640
  • Whitehill 6692 ur
    Untitled (Abstraction)
    Gouache on paper
    13 x 16 1/2 inches
    #6692
  • Whitehill 6658 ur
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1959
    Gouache on paper
    12 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches

    Signed and dated Whitehill '59, lower right.

    #6658
  • Whitehill 6706 ur
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1960
    Gouache on paper
    17 x 13 inches

    Signed Whitehill and dated, lower right.

    #6706
  • Whitehill 6711 ur
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1958
    Gouache on paper
    12 3/4 x 16 inches

    Signed Whitehill and dated, lower right.

    #6711
  • Whitehill 6716 ur
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Gouache on paper
    12 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches

    Signed Whitehill, lower right.

    #6716
  • Whitehill 6747 ur
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Gouache on paper
    6 x 7 1/4 inches
    #6747
  • Whitehill 6741 ur
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1959
    Gouache on paper
    11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches

    Dated 1959 lower right.

    #6741
  • Whitehill 6659
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Gouache and ink on paper
    10 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches
    #6659
  • Whitehill 6679 ur
    Untitled (Abstraction)
    Gouache on paper
    13 1/2 x 9 inches
    #6679
  • Whitehill 6666
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1958
    Gouache on paper
    12 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches

    Signed Whitehill and dated lower right.

    #6666
  • Whitehill 6707 a
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Gouache on paper
    12 x 20 inches
    #6707
  • Whitehill 6683 ur
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960s
    Gouache on paper
    13 x 15 3/4 inches
    #6683
  • Whitehill 6705
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Gouache on paper
    12 1/2 x 16 inches
    #6705
  • Whitehill 6713 ur
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1962
    Gouache on paper
    14 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches

    Dated 1962 lower right.

    #6713
  • Whitehill 6709 ur
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Gouache on paper
    11 x 19 inches
    #6709
  • Whitehill 6739 ur
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Gouache on paper
    13 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches
    #6739
  • Whitehill 6733 ur
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Gouache on paper
    3 1/2 x 11 inches
    #6733
  • Whitehill 6695
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Ink on paper
    17 x 11 inches
    #6695
  • Whitehill 6682
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1960
    Ink on paper
    15 x 19 inches

    Signed Whitehill and dated lower right.

    #6682
  • Whitehill 6698
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Ink on paper
    11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches
    #6698
  • Whitehill 6694
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Ink on paper
    15 1/4 x 12 inches
    #6694
  • Whitehill 6696
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Ink on paper
    12 1/2 x 16 inches
    #6696
  • Whitehill 6761
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1960
    Ink on paper
    9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches

    Dated lower right, 18-7-60.

    #6761
  • Whitehill 6762
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1960
    Ink on paper
    7 1/2 x 6 inches

    Dated lower right, 18-7-60

    #6762
  • Whitehill 6763
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1960
    Ink on paper
    9 x 6 3/4 inches

    Dated lower right, 19-7.

    #6763
  • Whitehill 6764
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Ink on paper
    8 x 6 1/2 inches
    #6764
  • Whitehill 6765
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1960
    Ink on paper
    7 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches

    Dated lower right, 12-6-60.

    #6765
  • Whitehill 6702
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Ink on paper
    17 x 12 1/4 inches
    #6702
  • Whitehill 6714
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1960
    Ink on paper
    14 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches

    Signed and dated Whitehill ‘60 lower right.

    #6714
  • Whitehill 6735
    Untitled (Abstraction), ca. 1960
    Ink on paper
    13 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches

    Dated 1959 lower right.

    #6735
  • Whitehill 6750
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1963
    Ink on paper
    9 1/2 x 7 inches

    Dated lower right, 19-7-63.

    #6750

Clayton Whitehill was an Abstract Expressionist painter who was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1898. Whitehill served in WWI and graduated from Columbia University in 1921. He was a Professor of Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Museum School and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia, PA, among others. In 1947, Whitehill wrote a notable book on typography titled “The Moods of Type”, which is still in print today. In the late 1950s, Whitehill and his wife moved to Perugia, Italy, where his artwork became greatly inspired by the Italian culture and landscape. While in Italy, he exhibited with Galleria Schneider in Rome. Whitehill died in Perugia in 1963.

612 Merchandise Mart
Chicago, Illinois 60654

(312) 644-8855
info@richardnortongallery.com

F icon

Gallery Hours
Monday through Friday
9 am to 5 pm