ETHELBERT WHITE (English / 1891-1972)

Ethelbert White was born in Isleworth, Middlesex. He studied at St John's School of Art, where he received no formal training in wood engraving. His key student friendships were with Mark Gertler and C.W. Nevinson. When in 1920 he accepted his first commission to illustrate a book for Cyril Beaumont with wood engravings, Ethelbert White had never handled wood engraving tools or cut into a wood block. But he went on to become a prominent engraver, elected to the Society of Wood Engravers in 1921, switching over to the more modernist English Wood-Engraving Society in 1925. Ethelbert White and his wife Betty were legendarily Bohemian figures, who travelled the countryside in a gypsy caravan.

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Selected prints by ETHELBERT WHITE

Paddington Barn, 1924
Wood engraving

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