Wall Street Journal
Stanley Whitney, a professor emeritus at Temple's Tyler School of Art, was recently named the inaugural recipient of the $25,000 Robert De Niro Sr. Prize. The award is administered by the Tribeca Film Institute and its co-founder, actor Robert De Niro, in memory of his father, who was a painter. Of his teaching philosophy, Whitney said he keeps things basic while imparting a key truth: "You have to be able to work through the frustrations. You have to realize that a bad day is a good day. Once they learn to do that, they're on their way."