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Jack Whitney Ragland, American Artist. Recipient grand purchase prize Arizona Annual Art Show, 1961, 1st prize in prints Iowa State Fair, 1974, 1st prize Southern California Exposition, Del Mar; featured in American Artist magazine October 1993.


Ragland, Jack Whitney was born on February 25, 1938 in El Monte, California, United States. Son of Jack Rider and Dorsey (Whitney) Ragland.


Bachelor, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1960. Master of Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1964. Postgraduate, University of California at Los Angeles, 1964.


Graduate assistant teacher, Arizona State University, 1960-1961; graduate teaching assistant, University of California at Los Angeles, 1961-1964; head art department, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa., 1964-1976. Demonstrator National Art Materials Trade Association, Denver, 1993, Pasadena Convention Center, 1994.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Kleine Gallery, Vienna, Austria, Simpson College, International Art Service, Pan Paciific Hotel, San Diego, Lakes Art Center, Okaboji, Iowa, Hilltop Center, Fallbrook, 1996-1998, Desert Art Source Gallery, 1999-2007, published painting book Land of Sunlight, San Diego Flora, 2007, in top 100 and 2nd mini 50 of National Paint American Competition, 2007. Exhibited in group shows, Lyn Kottler Gallery, New York City, Phoenix Art Museum, Tucson Festival Art, Talisman Gallery, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Exhibiting Artists Federation, Poultney, Vermont, Des Moines Art Center, Joslyn Museum Art, Omaha, Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, Desert Art Source Gallery, Palm Desert, California, Desert Pleine Air Show, La Quinta, California, San Diego, NAMTA Art Show, San Francisco, 1995, Christian Art Show Jubilee 2000, 04, Fallbrook, California, Pleine Air San Diego/California Art Club, La Quinta Festival, 2000, Eagle Gallery, La Jolla, California, Encouragment Gallery, Fallbrook, California, Show Case Houses, Pasadena, Rancho Santa Fe, California, 1995, 96, Palm Springs Paradise, 2000, San Diego, 97, 98, 99, French Gallery, Fallbrook, 2005, 07, Insides Open Art Studio Tour, Fallbrook, 2008, Reflection Gallery, Santa Fe, N.Max., 2009.

      Represented in permanent collections, Albertina Museum, Vienna, Kunstmus., Basel, Switzerland, Bibliothèque National, Paris, Los Angeles County Museum, Simpson College, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona State collection, Graphische Bundes Versuchsanstalt, Vienna, Austria, Equitable ns. Company, Des Moines, also private collections, works include stained glass windows, Methodist Church, Perry, Iowa.

      Works reproduced Applause mag, 1971, New Woman mag, 1974, Artists of Center and Northern California, Volunteer II, San Diego Better Homes and Gardens Lifestyles magazine, 1995, San Diego Decorating magazine, 1995, 98, Pasadena Showcase House Design Magazine, 1995, San Diego Decor and Style, 1996, 97, 98, Science of Mind Magazine, 1997, Desert Art Scene Magazine, 1999-2008. Poster artist Vintage Car Show, Fallbrook, 2002-2004, Stop Granite Quarry, Rainbow and Temecula, California. Signature artist Malabar Homes, 2007.

      Commissioned J.D. Properties, Stockton, California, 2007.


Member California Art Club, Oil Painters American.


Married Marilee J. Weaver, July 31, 1969. Children– Roxanne, Natasha.

Jack Rider Ragland

Dorsey (Whitney) Ragland

Marilee J. Weaver

Natasha Ragland

Roxanne Ragland