Peter Whyte (1905-1966) and Catharine Robb Whyte, OC (1906-1979) occupy a little recognized, but important role in the Canadian landscape tradition. Their contribution to Canadian art endures through their art and that of the artists they befriended, mentored and influenced. Peter and Catharine encouraged a generation of nationally significant artists to paint the Canadian Rockies. Through their art and associations Peter and Catharine inspired interest in Banff and the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The book Artistry Revealed, and associated exhibition, education program and national tour, celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, which was founded by Peter and Catharine.
These two artists' work reflected their connection to the mountain landscapes of the Canadian Rockies and their love of the Bow Valley community. Bursting with stunning reproductions of Peter’s and Catharine’s paintings and sketches, Artistry Revealed also includes essays in which Anne Ewen, Lisa Christensen and Monique Westra discuss the couple’s creative talent, accomplishments and legacy.