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Harry Whitver

After graduating from Nashville’s Peabody College in the midst of the Vietnam War, Harry served in the US Navy as a combat artist in the Pacific. After his discharge, he attended Art Center School in Los Angeles, then returned to Nashville, eventually opening a commercial art studio, creating photo real illustrations, technical cutaways and the like for clientele including Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine, Mini Cooper and Nike. This career afforded him the opportunity to illustrate everything from the Space Shuttle and all types of aircraft to cars, buildings, and sneakers, including a cutaway of a gigantic, garbage-fueled V16 engine for Waukesha.

The work on display builds on the skills and insight developed over four decades of commercial work evolved and applied to an abstract aesthetic.