Frank WhippleFrank Whipple is known for his "Whipple's Wimples" paintings. Whipple has been painting his whimsical nun scenes since WWII.
Frank Whipple was an Army journalist during the war and was stationed for a time in Italy w he had his first introduction to the Daughters of Charity, originally a French order of nuns organized by St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac in 1633. Whipple was immediately drawn to their unique and fanciful headpieces known as "wimples" and these are symbolized in each of his paintings.
He was also intrigued by the nun's serene, and seemingly unruffled, movement through the chaos of the streets of Rome during wartime. Frank Whipple came to know several of the ladies personally and was quick to observe that despite the fact their work revolved around the pain and suffering being experienced in the hospitals of war-torn Italy, these nuns maintained a positive and determined attitude that was tempered with light hearted, and occasionally mischievous, humor. He was inspired and, since that time, the artist has created thousands of colorful and uplifting original Whipple's Wimples paintings. Due to their popularity, many of Frank Whipple's original paintings have been transformed into limited edition art print format, making Whipple's Wimples more affordable, and available, to a ... read more