Ethelbert White was born in Isleworth, Middlesex. He studied at St John’s Wood School of Art, becoming friends with the artists Mark Gertler and Christopher Nevinson. White and Nevinson painted a futurist version of Hampstead Heath of May Day for the 1913 AAA exhibition. He worked as a landscape painter, poster artist and wood engraver. His illustrated books include The Story of My Heart by R Jeffries (Duckworth, 1923) and works for Penguin Illustrated Classics.

Further reading:
Ethelbert White, Pallant House, Chichester n.d.