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Whitley Watson


Whitley Watson was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and raised in Alpharetta, Georgia. Watson attended Chattahoochee High School in Alpharetta and the University of Georgia at Athens, where she received a B.F.A. in scientific illustration. Later, she moved the New York City, where she lived in Flushing, Queens and Bushwick, Brooklyn, and worked as a freelance artist and an administrative assistant.