Preserving the artist's heritage

Robert Whitley

Interviewed in 2009
Sponsored by James A. Michener Art Museum
Jean Stevens, Meryl Lubchansky, Docents
Gilbert Winner, Videographer
Zoriana Siokalo, Advisor

Artistic Statement
“A truly excellent design– one that is pleasing to the eye, graceful in line, and serves a practical function– will survive the trends and fads of the times and will retain its classic beauty forever.” -Robert Whitley

Permanent Collections
- John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, Boston, Massachusetts
- The Hermitage, Leningrad, Russia
- The Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
- The High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
- The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
- James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
- University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA

Presidential Commissions
- Recreation of John F. Kennedy’s Presidential Desk for the John F. Kennedy Memorial
Library, Boston Massachusetts, 1978
- Presidential Gift from the United States to Russia, Chess Board and Presentation Chest,

Awards for Creative Art
- National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C. Individual grant 1980
- American Craft Museum “Hand Made Furniture” Exhibit Award 1979-80
- Museum of Contemporary Crafts, National Merit Award, 1966
Museum Exhibitions of Creative Art
- American Craft Museum, New York, New York
- Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
- Wilmington Fine Arts Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
- Port Of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Major Historical Commissions
- Independence Hall, Philadelphia PA 1972 – 1978, 1980
- The Dolly Madison House, Philadelphia, PA
- The Graff House, Philadelphia, PA
- George Washington’s Headquarters, Morristown, New Jersey
- George Washington’s Headquarters, Valley Forge
- The Derby House, Salem Massachusetts
- Franklin Court, Philadelphia, PA
- Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Robert Whitley