George Harlow White

George Harlow White (1817-1887) was born in London England. Before coming to Canada, he worked in Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales as a portrait and landscape artist. His interest turned to landscape painting, concentrating primarily on British scenery. In 1871, he arrived in Quebec from Liverpool and continued to Ontario, settling in Shanty Bay. Many of his works were of Simcoe County and Muskoka, particularly of the Huntsville area. In 1876, he travelled to Ottawa, Quebec and the St. Lawrence-Lake Ontario region, then to the western provinces. He enjoyed nature and painting trees, forests, lakes as well as street and waterfront scenes. White was an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists in 1878 and exhibited his works with the society until 1886. He also exhibited with the Art Association of Montreal and with the Royal Canadian Academy.

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