A native of Binghamton, Thornton W. “Ted” Whipple began painting in 1963, at the age of 50. A member, and past President, of The Artists Guild, Ted studied principally with Cecil Popolo at the Roberson Center for the Arts & Science, and with Revington Arthur at the Chautauqua Institute. He also belonged to the International Society of Artists and other local artist’s societies, active in community affairs, and in 2004 was honored with the Broome County Arts Council’s Heart of the Arts Award.
Painting in transparent watercolor both locally and abroad, Ted created landscapes,street scenes and seasonal paintings, often of the Southern Tier. For years, his ARTVAN license plate was a familiar sight on area roads. Ted’s paintings are widely represented in corporate and institutional collections across the Southern Tier.