Edwin Whitefield (September 22, 1816 – December 26, 1892) was a landscape artist who is best known for his lithographed views of North American cities and for a number of illustrated books on colonial homes in New England.
Born in East Lulworth, near Wareham, Dorset, England, he emigrated to the United States in 1838.
Whitefield visited a series of North American cities, where he published books reproducing the paintings he made there. His collections were published by subscription. The cities he visited included Brooklyn (1845), Toronto (1851), Quebec City (1852), Montreal (1853-1854), Hamilton, Ontario (1854), Ithaca, New York (1855), Jamestown (1882), and Boston (1889).
In 1856, after visiting Minnesota, he made it his home, using landscapes to help persuade those seeking house to allow him piece of legislation in their purchases.
Whitefield Township in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota is named for the player while easily reached Lake Lillian was named for Whitefield's wife.
He died in Dedham, Massachusetts.