Am. b. 1954
“[John] Whalley’s graphite drawings are second to none in the nation.” Daniel Kany, Maine Sunday Telegram, October 14, 2012.
We are fortunate to have John Whalley's wonderful drawing of the Monhegan Bell available for sale. The large bell was made famous by the Jamie Wyeth painting, “Bronze Age” which was cast by Henry N. Hooper & Co. in 1855 and employed as a signal bell by the Manana Fog Signal Station for about 15 years. The bell now hangs from its stanchion on a permanent base outside the Monhegan Museum of Art and History.
Born in Brooklyn, NY John Whalley spent a portion of his childhood near Standish, Maine. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he now lives and works in the Damariscotta, Maine area. His works have been widely exhibited in the United States and are included in numerous museum collections including those of the Portland Museum of Art, the Colby College Art Museum and the Georgia Museum of Art.
An exhibition of John's work will take place at Greenhut Galleries from August 4 to 27, 2022.
We have other paintings by John Whalley available for sale on our sister website, JOHN WHALLEY | Maine Art Collectors
For images of some of John Whalley's works in museum collections, click on the links below.
Colby College - "Orphan's Refuge 2" (25 3/4 x 17.5 in., graphite on paper)
Untitled (Monhegan Bell) 10.5 x 16.25 in. Graphite on paper signed "John Whalley" l.r. Provenance the artist a Maine collector Price on request