- Category : Art-Fine-art-artist
- Type : GE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Penetration 1
Australian artist, a student at the Julian Ashtron School before winning a traveling scholarship to Italy in 1959. In 1961 he was chosen to represent Australia at the UNESCO Young painters' Convention in Paris and received wide publicity when he won the international prize at the Paris Biennale. Whiteley returned to Australia in 1961 but by the late '70s, the struggle and tension that had charged his early work had been diverted into his personal life and his battle with heroin became public knowledge. On 1/16/1976, his "Self-Portrait in a Studio," where the haunted face of an addicts peers from the canvas, won the Archibald Prize, which he won again on 1/20/1978 with "Art, Life and the Other Thing," where his hand is caught between a brush and a syringe. He also won the Wynne Prize for landscapes in 1977, 1978 and 1984 and the Sulman Prize in 1976 and 1978.
On 5/15/1962, Whiteley married Wendy Julius and they had one daughter. He died on 6/15/1992.