Coast and Cypress (1946, watercolor)
Paul Lingenbrink Whitman was an American artist known for his versatility and mastery of a number of artistic media. He was one of the original members of the celebrated Carmel, California, art community, which included over the years such notable American artists as William Ritschel, Armin Hansen (one of Whitman’s mentors), Gottardo Piazzoni, Charles Rollo Peters, as well as photographer Ansel Adams and poet Robinson Jeffers.
Whitman’s landscapes and waterfront depictions, along with other pieces, are widely held in private collections and can be found in permanent collections at Stanford University, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Monterey Museum of Art, and the California State Library. There have been major exhibitions of his works at the Smithsonian, the Maxwell Galleries, and the Courvoisier Gallery, and, in 2002, at the Monterey Museum of Art.
1949 lithographic reproductions of Whitman's Mother Goose Composite are now being made available to the public: