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Artist - Ethelbert White

Ethelbert White, born 1891 in Isleworth, Middlesex, died 1972. Designed posters for the Underground Group 1927

  • Educated; St John School of Art;


Ethelbert White was a prolific and versatile artist and illustrator. He painted in oil and watercolour, was a skilled wood engraver and an early exponent of the lino-cut. Although widely travelled, his subjects were essentially English. His landscapes and agricultural scenes were similar in style to contemporary artist Paul Nash. In the inter-war period, White regularly exhibited with the London Group and served on their hanging committee. In 1921, he was elected a member of the Society of Wood Engravers. Whilst working as an illustrator for the Beaumont Press, he produced engravings for Herbert Read's 'Ecologues' (1919) and Richard Jeffries's 'The Story of My Heart' (1923). In 1938 he was appointed Art Editor of the Penguin Modern Classics series.

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