Exhibit Information
  • Clock45 minutes
  • agesApproved for all ages
  • calendarTemporary Exhibit
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The Special Exhibition Gallery welcomes a new art exhibit, Mary Whyte’s WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America. This exhibit features compelling large-scale watercolor portraits of veterans from all walks of life and representing all 50 states. Also displayed in this gallery is The Art of Soldiering, displaying highlights from the U.S. Army Art Collection and depicting experiences of the American Soldier from the Civil War to the present through art produced on the front lines.


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EXHIBIT -Showcased in the Special Exhibition Gallery, Mary Whyte’s WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America features large-scale watercolor portraits of veterans from all walks of life and from all 50 states.

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THE ARTIST -Mary Whyte is an American figurative artist known internationally for her watercolors of contemporary people. Her works are in private, corporate, university and public collections nationwide and she is the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of her work. Whyte also founded the Patriot Art Foundation as a means to honor and inspire veterans through the arts.

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 THE PORTRAITS -This inspirational exhibit features fifty large scale watercolor portraits of contemporary American veterans of all ages and in all walks of life. Mary Whyte's timeless watercolor paintings include “hidden heroes” showcased together to feature moving portraits of and for the American people.

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WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUE  -Whyte prefers to leave the paper blank in areas of the painting she wants to appear white or light struck. In rare cases, Whyte uses white gouache to create opaque or murky passages. Although she may lay the piece flat for large, loosely painted areas, most of the time Whyte works with her paper secured to a board that rests on an upright easel.  

"...what began as an exercise to create fifty portraits turned into an all-consuming mission to uphold and honor the hidden heroes of our country."

Mary Whyte

The Art of Soldiering

The Art of Soldiering

The Art of Soldiering highlights select pieces from the U.S. Army Art Collection depicting the…

The Art of Soldiering
Redesigned Layout

This new look at The Art of Soldiering includes eight design themes and artwork from…

The Art of Soldiering

The U.S. Army Art Collection provides an invaluable artistic record of Soldier life, past and…

The Art of Soldiering

Artists have forged deep connections with Soldiers throughout U.S. Army history. They immerse themselves in…

The Art of Soldiering
Mixed Media

This exhibit showcases art from a variety of mediums and subject matters, including this Civil…