American, 1903–1959

John Whorf studied at a young age with his father, Harry C. Whorf. He later studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston with William James and Philip Leslie Hale in 1917 and also at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts & Academy. Most notably, he worked under John Singer Sargent in Boston from 1925–1926 who strongly influenced his work. After a full recovery from a paralyzing fall at age 18, he traveled in Europe and painted throughout France, Portugal, and Morocco, working in watercolor rather than oil. He was a highly regarded watercolorist and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of many institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Museum Collections:
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Pitti Palace, Florence
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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John Whorf Paintings Previously Sold

JOHN WHORF Salmon Water Watercolor on paper 15 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches (39.4 x 57.2 cm) SOLD

Salmon Water
Watercolor on paper
15 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches (39.4 x 57.2 cm)