Eileen Monaghan Whitaker, N.A. Biography

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Eileen Monaghan Whitaker, N.A. (1911- 2005) Born: Holyoke, MA; Studied: Massachusetts College of Art; Member: National Academy of Design, American Watercolor Society, California Water Color Society, Philadelphia Water Color Club, Connecticut Watercolor Society. Eileen Monaghan Whitaker studied art in Boston. For the next fifteen years, she worked as a commercial illustrator, producing watercolor sketches with fashion themes. In the 1940s and 1950s, she earned a reputation as an important American watercolorist by having her work shown in major museum exhibitions. Since moving to California, she has continued showing on a national level, contributed to books on watercolor painting, and presented one-woman exhibitions in the San Diego area.

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Interview with Eileen Monaghan Whitaker, 1985.

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