Original bronze sculpture BIG red one with lines and shapes
“Abstract”, signed, 12′ height. Appraisal value: $60,000
MAc Whitney was born in Manhattan, Kansas on August 3, 1936. He attended the College of Emporia in his native state for one year. He completed his undergraduate studies at Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, earning the BA Degree in 1958. Over the next several years, Mac Whitney invented and built various equipment and machinery items, farmed, worked in a boiler factory, and did graduate work at Kansas University (1961) and at Kansas State Teachers College (1966). In 1967-1968 he earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree at the Kansas University.
During the 1968-1969 academic year, Whitney was an art instructor at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, he moved to Texas in 1969 and now maintains a studio near Ovilla, Texas. In 1979, Mac Whitney was awarded a commission by the City of Houston to build a large-scale sculpture funded by grants by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Whitney was awarded an individual artist grant by the NEA in 1979.