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Ethelbert White (1891-1972)

Biography of artist Ethelbert White (1891-1972)

Ethelbert White (1891-1972) was a painter in oil and watercolour, an illustrator, wood engraver and poster designer. White was born at Isleworth on 26th February 1891.

‘Bertie’ White and his wife Betty became noted bohemians; travellers by caravan, regular attendees of the Chelsea Arts Ball, singers and collectors of folk songs.

Ethelbert White studied at St John's Wood Art School becoming good friends with advanced painters such as Mark Gertler and CRW Nevinson.

White and Nevinson together painted a Futurist version of Hampstead Heath on Fair Day for the 1913 AAA Exhibition.

White was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Royal Watercolour Society. He travelled widely in Ireland, France and Spain.

White died on 5th March 1972. A memorial exhibition was held at the Fine Art Society in 1979.

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Lot FS21/366

Lot FS21/366: Ethelbert White [1891-1972] - Woodland, Figures in the Middle Distance

Ethelbert White [1891-1972] - Woodland, figures in the middle distance - signed Ethelbert White bottom right oil on canvas 54 x 64cm.

Estimate: £400 - £600
Realised: £450