Franklin White (1892-1975) ‘The Secret Cottage’
‘The Secret Cottage’ 44cm x 34cm each
Oil on board
Franklin White 1892-1975. Born at Fulham, near Adelaide. Arriving in England on holiday in 1913 he was inspired by the National Gallery to paint. He studied in England and Paris, then was accepted at the Slade School of Fine Art in 1915, and returned there after the war in 1919. He was then invited to join the staff. He exhibited at Agnew, Redfern Gallery and NEAC. after retiring from the Slade in 1957, he founded the Samuel Palmer School of Art in Shoreham, where he made his home. White was a mainstream artist and fine draughtsman. his work is held by the British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and other public collections. Private owners include the Queen and the late Queen Mother.