Henry Clarence Whaite

Henry Clarence Whaite

1895 - 1978

Remarks: Not to be confused with his better known second-cousin, Henry Clarence Whaite (1828-1912), the sublime landscape painter and contemporary of Turner. Examples of artwork: http://www.louisekosman.com/artists/artist_576.php Works in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester: http://gallerysearch.ds.man.ac.uk/Artist/6026
Born 1895 in Manchester, England; Died 1978 Chichester, England

Painter and engraver. Also an art teacher.

Henry Clarence Whaite studied under the influential art teacher, Henry Tonks, at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Whaite exhibited at the New English Arts Club and with the London Group, before going on to teach in several London schools. He attended the University of London Institute of Education and oversaw their art teacher training programme between 1936 and 1962. Whaite continued to paint and draw throughout his life and produced a number of expressive oil paintings depicting scenes along the Suffolk coast. He also made a number of works using ceramics and stoneware, although he is best known as a highly accomplished woodcutter, engraver, and textile designer. The Southwark Art Collection holds a number of his engravings.

Whaite is represented by UCL Art Museum (London), City Art Gallery (Manchester), and Pallant House Gallery (Chichester). The Whitworth Gallery (Manchester University), like the Southwark Art Collection, holds an extensive collection his works in print.

His older, second-cousin was the Victorian sublime landscape painter, also named Henry Clarence Whaite (1828-1912).

Benjamin Angwin - February 2015