One comes away from a Whorf exhibit experiencing a joy transferred from the painter. One comes away hearing the surge of the sea, feeling the crispness of a spring day, the sting on salt spray, the dampness of the fog, the heat of the summer sun, seeing a little more clearly the world before one’s eyes.
-Amy Whorf McGuiggan, “Paintings by John Whorf,” St. Botolph Club, Boston, 1997
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To his godson, private collection, New Hampshire
Collection, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 2008
To private collection, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 2008 until present