THE WHYTE HERITAGE HOME
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This painting was inspired by the extensive shadows created by the large trees surrounding this heritage home in Banff. This was the home of Peter and Catharine Whyte, the founders of the Whyte Museum which also sits on this site. They were philanthropists, world travelers and visual artists. The Whyte home was built at its current location in 1930-31, just after Peter and Catharine were married. It was originally meant to be a summer home, but as time went on it turned into a year-round residence.