- Year of birth, place
- 1917, Pasadena, California, United States
- Year of death, place
- 1995, Los Angeles, California, United States
- John H. Whitney studied at the Pomona College and Claremont University. 1937–1939 lived in Paris. 1957–1959 joined the Charles and Ray Eames Studio to work as a film specialist. 1960 founded Motion Graphics Inc. 1965–1969 IBM sponsorship to make computer-animated films. 1966 first artist to receive IBM artist-in-residence grant.
Lit.: Jack P. Citron and J. H. W., “CAMP – Computer Assisted Movie Production,” in: »Fall Joint Computer Conference«, 1968, pp. 1301–1305. Austin Lamont, “An Interview with John Whitney,” in: »Film Comment«, vol. 6, no. 3, Fall 1970; reprinted in: Robert Russett and Cecile Starr (eds.), »Experimental Animation«, New York, 1976, pp. 180–187.