Ethelbert White (1891-1972), the famous painter of the Sussex landscapes between the wars
  • The Court Gallery
    Landshire House
    West Quantoxhead
    Taunton
    Somerset
    TA4 4DX
Drawn from the collection of the artist’s family, the show will include oil paintings, watercolours and wood engravings from all periods of the artist’s life revealing him to be one of the most distinctive English landscape painters of the first half of the twentieth century. Ethelbert and Betty White led a simple life, a small inheritance freeing them from the destructive need to sell pictures. Their truly ‘Bohemian’ lifestyle was based around travel, both in England and abroad. During their travels they collected a large anthology of folk music, forming a repertoire from which they would draw regularly to perform at Private Views, Chelsea Arts Balls and other gatherings, Bertie on the guitar and Betty on castanets. Spotted at one such gathering in the 1920s Kate Foster remembered the Whites ‘he in corduroys, and she in black velvet with red neckerchief and straight bobbed hair...’ They lived in Hampstead for most of their lives and counted Robert Bevan, Charles Ginner, Henry Lamb, Paul and John Nash amongst their friends. We would be very interested to hear from anyone who has works by Ethelbert White. Please contact our gallery www.courtgallery.com at denys.wilcox@btinternet.com telephone 01984 639969
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  • Sunday 19th April 9:00am until 5:00pm
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