Artist Statement: Caleb Whitbeck has done a lot of things in his life, but his one enduring love and passion is to be near the water. He moved to be near it, to sail on it, and to paint it. "There are a lot of things easier to paint", he says, "but the sea and ships have a majesty and a beauty all their own". Whitbeck captures the magic that is only found in the awesome power and beauty of the sea. "I love it", he says, "so I paint it and I'm part of it".

Born: Reno, Nevada

Education:
1949 University of California, Davis, CA
1950 Interrupted by 2 years military service during the Korean War.
1954-1958 Academy of Art University
*, San Francisco, CA

Teaching Experience:
1965-1970 Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA
1971 Private Classes

Work Experience:
1958-present Creative Director, Art Teacher, Painter

Marine Experience:
1961-present, Owned and sailed 3 sailboats, 21 feet to 70 feet, Crewed YRA San Francisco Bay, Offshore, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Selected Group Exhibits:

2013
2012

2011
2010
2008



2007
2005-2006
2002
1999
1998

1992
1992-present
1991-1994

1990

1989
1988
1987
1986
1982
1981

1980

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979

1976
1975-1980
1963-1967

Charles W. Morgan Exhibition, Mystic Seaport, CT
Great Oceanliners Exhibition, Mystic Seaport, CT
32nd Mystic International Exhibition, Mystic Seaport, CT
31st Mystic International Exhibition, Mystic Seaport, CT
29th Mystic International Exhibition, Mystic Seaport, CT
ASMA 14th National Exhibition: Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE; Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD; The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ; Spartan Arthur, Spartanburg, NC; New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA.
28th Mystic International Exhibition, Mystic Seaport, CT   [David Thimgan Award]
13th National Exhibition, American Society of Marine Artists, Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
Newport Harbor Nautical Museum [gift to permanent collection]
Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, "Famous Yachts of Newport Harbor", Maritime Art Exhibit, Newport Beach, CA
Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, "A Brush with the Sea"
Maritime Art Exhibit, Newport Beach, CA   [Best of Show Award]
Bay Planning Coalition, World Trade Center, San Francisco, CA
Vallejo Maritime Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
1st Annual International Marine Art Exhibition,Vallejo Maritime Gallery,Newport Beach, CA
Nicky Boehme Gallery, Mendocino, CA
Maui Marine Expo, Maui, HI
8th Annual Marine Art Invitational, Arnolds Gallery, Newport, RI
7th Annual Marine Art Invitational, Arnolds Gallery, Newport, RI
6th Annual Marine Art Invitational, Arnold's Gallery, Newport, RI
5th Annual Marine Art Invitational, Arnolds Gallery, Newport, RI
13th Annual Invitational Northwest Marine Exhibition, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA
1st Annual Exhibition of American Marine Artists, Gateway Art Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
8th Annual Invitational Northwest Marine Exhibition, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA
7th Annual Invitational Northwest Marine Exhibition,Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA
Annual International Marine Art Awards Show, Mystic, CT
6th Annual Invitational Northwest Marine Exhibition, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA
3rd Annual Show, American Society of Marine Artists, Grand Central Gallery, NY
2nd Annual Show, American Society of Marine Artists, Grand Central Gallery, NY
Los Angeles Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, CA
Godfrey Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Abercrombie and Fitch, San Francisco, CA

Collections:
The Kelton Foundation, Blue World Web Museum
National Maritime Museum, San Francisco, CA
American President Lines, Oakland, CA
Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, Newport Beach, CA
St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, CA
Price Waterhouse, Providence, RI
Decker Sports Racing, Petaluma, CA
LeGros, Buchanan, Paul and Whitehead, Seattle, WA

Private Collections:
Mr. J. Kevin Donovan, San Rafael, CA
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Zelinsky, San Francisco, CA
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Wingate, Sonoma, CA

Commissions:
Contact the artist for commissions

Gallery Representaton:
Maritime Art Gallery at Mystic Seaport  link
Vallejo Maritime Gallery link

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*Caleb states that the excellent academic art training he received at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco is directly responsible for his outstanding success as an artist.