Ethelbert White (1891 -1972)
He was born in Isleworth, Middlesex. In 1911 studied St. John's Wood Art School under Leonard Walker, a watercolourist who also achieved much acclaim for his beautiful decorative stained glass windows. In 1911 also married Elizabeth Crofton Dodwell, always known as Betty, the couple shared a liking for a simple and unconventional way of life, full of fun, friendship, music and travel. Lived in a little 18th century cottage in Hampstead Grove, Camden. Travelled around countryside in their gypsy caravan 'Reading', Ethelbert producing paintings of village life and Betty playing the lute. The couple became very popular and attracted social gatherings. Befriended Mark Gertler and C.R.W.Nevinson. White exhibited at London Group and New English Arts Club from 1916. First one man show at Paterson and Carfax Gallery in 1921. Was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and Royal Society of Watercolour Painters. Memorial exhibition at the Fine Art Society in 1979. His work is represented in many public collections.