Willie White

(1908-2000) Natchez MS/New Orleans LA

Born near Cranfield, Mississippi, White's parents were sharecroppers and he joined them in the fields after third grade. In 1929 he left home to work a variety of jobs, ultimately settling in New Orleans. In the 1950s his interest in painting developed through watching artists working in the Quarter. His first paintings were created with house paint; however, by the 1960s, he had transitioned to using markers on poster board. Due to health issues, which twice stopped his art-making, there are 3 distinct periods of White's creative output. He died in the year 2000 following a series of strokes. His art is held in many private and public collections, including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and The New Orleans Museum of Art.

 

Untitled #7

rare 1st period piece 

22"H x 28"W

permanent marker onposterboard

(framed)

 

Untitled #9

2nd period piece

16"H x 20"W

permanent marker on canvas board

framed

 

Untitled

October 1993

18" x 24"

mixed media on canvas board

framed

 

Untitled

22" x 28"

mixed media on poster board

 

Untitled

n.d.

14.5" x 15"

mixed media on mat board

framed

 

Untitled

n.d.

14" x 17"

mixed media on mat board

signed en verso