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Melinda Whitmore received her MFA cum laude in painting from the New York Academy of Art and BA degrees in Art History and Studio Art from Indiana University. She held an assistant curatorial position in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago and has sculpted anatomical models for many of the country's top anatomical supply companies.

Her work has been featured in American Artist Drawing magazine, Poets&Artists, American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, Art Renewal Center’s 2013 Salon, Manifest Gallery’s International Painting Annual 3, and numerous exhibitions from New York to Chicago. In 2008, Melinda won the top prize for The National Sculpture Society's Figure Sculpture Competition and 2010 was awarded the Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize for Classical Sculpture by the National Sculpture Society. She is currently a semifinalist for the prestigious BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK.

Melinda taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and currently teaches anatomy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in the Medical Humanities department at Northwestern University Feinburg School of Medicine. She is co- founder of the Vitruvian Fine Art Studio in Chicago with her husband, painter David Jamieson, where they place a strong emphasis on artistic anatomical training alongside traditional painting, drawing and sculpture practices.