John Whitney

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.