by Christian White, 2016

A very nice exhibition at The Atelier at Flowerfield in New York is currently showcasing the soft, radiant landscapes by the popular Christian White.

Opened on July 13 and continuing through August 31, “Christian White” is a solo exhibition of recent works by the show’s namesake. White was born in Rome, Italy, in 1953, while his father, sculptor Robert White, was on a Prix de Rome fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. He grew up in a family of artists, studying drawing, painting, and sculpture from a very young age. He began taking life drawing at Stony Brook University at age 10. White studied welding, stained glass, and mosaics in Holland at age 13, and began studying painting in 1966 with Paul Russotto before attending Liceo Artistico in Rome, Italy in 1968-69. He has a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Major early influences include his maternal grandfather, Dutch painter Joep Nicolas, family friend Fairfield Porter, Paul Georges, and Robert Kulicke. In Rome, Christian developed relationships with Jack Zajac, Gregory Gillespie, Gilbert Franklin, and many other artists. He moved to Harrison Street in lower Manhattan in 1977 after graduating from RISD. He had his first solo exhibition in 1975 at the Harbor Gallery in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. His first solo show in Manhattan was at the Steven Adams Gallery in the East Village in 1986, followed by shows at Ingber Gallery, the Garrison Art Center, and the Great American Salvage Company. He has had yearly one-man shows at Gallery North, in Setauket, Long Island, since 1983.

To learn more, visit The Atelier at Flowerfield.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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