William McWhorter

"Twenty-One Winter" Large Sublime Pastel River Landscape 1985





Sublime landscape of mountains and a river dominated by dramatic clouds. Signed, titled, and dated along bottom edge of the work. Hung in a dark wood frame with a white matte. Paint loss on the left side of the frame. The Plexi has scratches on the upper top right and lower left. The piece itself is not damaged.

Artist Biography

A seventh generation West Virginian, McWhorter went to California in 1968. Upon returning from service in Vietnam, he enrolled in California State University. Here he began his quest to create the illusion of light on canvas by studying the works of the impressionists and hiking the Sierra Nevada region where the dazzling light plays on the atmosphere and the mountains. “I was clearly moved by the dynamic landscape of the Western States and became fascinated by the Hudson River artists and other early 19th century painters.” His paintings are sold in galleries nationwide and have been purchased by numerous private collectors. His work is in the corporate collections of Sheraton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, AT&T, Houston Oil & Minerals and Coldwell Banker, among numerous others. In 1993, he was one of the co-founders of Artists at Work, a cooperative gallery of local artists located on Davis Avenue in Elkins, West Virginia. In addition to his painting career, McWhorter has taught art at Davis & Elkins College, in the Randolph County schools as an Arts Bank instructor and at the Randolph County Community Arts Center. He has served as coordinator for the ArtsBank program since 2002 and served as RCCAC class coordinator.

Dimensions With Frame

H 36 in. x W 37 in. x D 2 in.

Dimensions Without Frame

H 32 in x W 32 in.
"Twenty-One Winter" Large Sublime Pastel River Landscape 1985
"Twenty-One Winter" Large Sublime Pastel River Landscape 1985