Yost Whitesell, Anne - Painter Print

Anne Yost Whitesell

Date of Birth: 1911
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Biography:Ann Yost Whitesell has enjoyed the beauty of Pennsylvania her entire life. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she has captured the wonders of the beautiful outdoors and magnificent landscapes through her paintings in the impressionist style. Living today in the Lehigh Valley, she has worked and displayed with some of the best-known Pennsylvania impressionists.

Whitesell studied under Dr. Walter Emerson Baum and under Melvin Stalk of Cedar Crest College. Baum and Whitesell eventually developed a friendship. Early on, she was asked to instruct classes at the Baum School, and even at the age of 75, was asked back to teach again. During the 1950s, Baum commented on her snow scenes and Allentown street scenes.

Whitesell also had the opportunity to share ideas with Edward Redfield and found herself influenced by his style. Like Redfield, oil landscapes were her focus. Her paintings of disappearing farms of Lehigh Valley, Northampton, and Bucks counties became her main concentration. She even painted serene city scenes that seemed to deny the sometimes-harsh realities of urban life.

Ann has exhibited her paintings in New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Greenwich, and other areas in Pennsylvania including Bucks County and Lehigh Valley. She has also received many awards and honorable mentions in juried shows and exhibitions such as the Art Alliance Foundation Award, top prizes at the Hess Brothers Art Exhibit in Philadelphia, and at the Woodmere Art Gallery in Philadelphia.

Her work continues to be exhibited and win awards. Many of Whitesell's paintings are included in private collections through out the United States and within museums in Buck and Lehigh counties.