Jonathan White is a New Zealand traditional representational artist, whose work is well known both in New Zealand and internationally. He has painted on six continents.
Born in Gisborne in 1938, he is a 5th generation New Zealander and was educated at King's College, Auckland. He now resides in Whakatane, in the North Island.
With interests in Botany, Ornithology and a keen tramper, his paintings reflect his love of remote places and wilderness areas and the unique flora and fauna of his homeland.
Painting professionally for the past 40 years, he has held many solo and joint exhibitions and has also painted in Australia, Europe, India, Kashmir, and North America. His paintings hang in collections in many countries of the world.
During the summer season of 1989/1990 he visited Antarctica with the New Zealand Antarctic Research Programme to execute a series of paintings of the Historic buildings and the Dry Valleys Region of the Antarctic Continent. Some of this collection are now being offered for sale.
Jonathan White received the member of the New Zealand order of merit in the Queens Birthday Honours list (MNZM) for services to the Arts and Community. 2011
Past published works include...
1981 "New Zealands Majestic Wilderness" -- A collection of 52 paintings of S.W. Fiordland.
1985 "Jonathan White's New Zealand"--(also as a limited edition volume bound in silk and leather.)
1990 "Footsteps in the Wilderness".