Whitney E. Leland
(b.1945) born in Washington, D.C., lives in Knoxville
print, 27 ½ x 20 ½ inches, 1998.129
For over forty years, Leland has explored the process of painting with great discipline by restricting his imagery to a limited set of variables—tangled, symmetrically arranged worm-like forms of color. Tie harkens back to an earlier stage in Leland’s career. Leland recently retired as an arts professor at the University of Tennessee. His work can be seen in the collections of LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge, Knoxville Museum of Art, Huntsville Museum of Art, The Tennessee State Museum, The Arkansas Art Center, Hunter Museum of Art, Tennessee Valley Authority, Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum in LaGrange, GA, Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, among others.