Catharine Robb Whyte

Mount Temple and Larches 

C. 1937 - 1945,  oil on canvas


Bone China Mug with Box

Collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Mount Temple and Larches - Bone China Mug

SKU: 50195
400 Grams
  • Catharine Robb Whyte

    Mount Temple and Larches -

    C. 1937 - 1945

    Bone China Mug with Box

    Catharine Whyte's "Mount Temple and Larches" painting uniquely captures the fall Larch trees enroute to Mount Temple in Banff National Park. This is a unique 12 oz mug packaged in its own box - an ideal Banff souvenir gift for any occassion.

  • CATHARINE ROBB WHYTE (1906 – 1979)

    Catharine Robb Whyte was born in Concord, Massachusetts and in 1925; she attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston. She met fellow art student, Peter Whyte, whom she married and in 1930, they settled in Banff where they remained for the rest of their lives. They were avid hikers who explored the mountains and painted extensively. Catharine learned much about landscape painting from her husband Peter, as well as from Carl Rungius, Belmore Brown and J.E.H. Macdonald.

    During the 1930’s, Catharine and Peter travelled abroad and painted while in Hawaii, Bali, Japan and Europe. In 1958, Catharine and Peter formed the Wa-Che-Yo-Cha-Pa foundation (later the Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation) dedicated to the preservation and collecting of art and historical materials.

    Following Peter’s death in 1965, Catharine became an important patron of the arts and supporter of the Stoney First Nations people who gave her the honorary name, Princess White Shield. In 1969, Catherine received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Calgary, and was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year by the Banff Kiwanis Club. In 1978, she received the Award of Merit from the Historical Society of Alberta and Canada’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada. The Whyte Museum is Catharine and Peter’s legacy to the people of Canada and is a fitting place to celebrate their love of art.


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