WHITNEY, Linda - USA
Linda Whitney was born in Minnesota and raised in North Dakota. She began her art career early, earning a first place for one of her woodcuts in 6th grade. As an adult she earned her MFA (University of North Dakota) in art with an emphasis in printmaking. There she developed a reputation throughout the US for her full color intaglio prints and won several awards in juried exhibitions. She was also awarded national grants for her work with abused children, the subject matter of her intaglio prints.
In 1994 she was hired as an assistant professor of art and chair of the art department at Valley City State University where she taught a variety of art courses including history, printmaking, theory, painting, drawing and design.
She retired as professor emeritus in 2014 and now her focus is on mezzotint printmaking