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Oil on Board
25 x18 3/4 visible inches
29 x 22 5/8 inches framed
Signed E White lower right
Stabile Loss below scarf

Eugene B. White (1913-1966) began his artistic career documenting the landscapes of Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, and the farmlands of his native Ohio. White was a great humanitarian and American impressionist, both prolific and versified. White’s goal to “tell a story” within his paintings was not limited to landscapes. His portraits depicted the character and mood of the model. A vase of dying flowers, he believed, had more expression than those freshly picked.
White’s career began in elementary school when his fifth grade teacher recognized his potential and presented him with paints and materials. His professional schooling began at Fort Wayne School of Art in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1935-36. War years and economic pressures interrupted his studies until 1947 when he began studying through the GI Bill at the Ringling School of Art and Design under Loran Wilford. He resided in Sarasota, Florida, for the remainder of his life.
As an art instructor, “Gene” was dedicated to the progress of his pupils and focused on positive input. Students would say, “Gene taught us so much more than art.” He was artist-in-residence in Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Michigan and South Dakota.
Winning national and local honors for his paintings, White exhibited in competitive shows throughout the United States. He executed many portrait commissions and is represented in numerous prominent collections. In New York he won awards at the Salamagundi Club and the Knickerbocker Artists. He received the Governor’s Award in Van Wert, Ohio and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. source: artfinity.com