Lee White’s first expressions of artistic creativity were quickly recognized by his grandmother, Lizzy, when the artist was just eight years old. Each day, she would set aside time for Lee to exercise his insightful talents. As a result, at age 12, Lee received the Mayor’s Trophy for Artists sponsored by the Miami Herald.
White’s formal training began in California where he studied at the California College of Commercial Design, of the City College of Los Angeles. He subsequently received a Fine Art degree from the California Institute of Arts. During the seventies and eighties, White shifted his focus to seriography, and was fortunate enough to work under the famed master of printmaking, Warren Woodward.
Shortly thereafter, White relocated to the Southeast, where he continued to work with and gather influence from leading artists and printmakers. This personal and artistic journey from Florida, to California, to the exotic islands of the Caribbean, and ultimately to the Southeast has greatly contributed to White’s unique style. His diverse cultural experiences lend a compelling and powerful range of vibrant color and storytelling to each of his pieces.
White’s prolific oeuvre – including his exquisite figuratives, abstract expressions, still lifes and collages – are featured in private and corporate collections across the United States and around the world.