Jonathan White at Scott Base Antarctica
Jonathan White at work outside Scott Base - credit 'Antarctica New Zealand'

Jonathan White (MNZM) was a New Zealand traditional representational artist. His work is well known both in New Zealand and Internationally and is found in many public and private collections across the world.

With interests in Botany, Ornithology and a keen tramper, his paintings reflect his personal love of remote places and wilderness areas, as well as the unique flora and fauna of New Zealand.

Painting professionally for over 50 years, he has held many solo and joint exhibitions. He has painted in Australia, Europe, India, Kashmir, and North America, and published a number of books and catalogues.

During the summer season of 1989/1990 he visited Antarctica with the New Zealand Antarctic Research Programme to execute a series of paintings of the Historic buildings and the Dry Valleys Region of the Antarctic Continent.

In 2011, Jonathan White received the member of the New Zealand order of merit in the Queens Birthday Honours list (MNZM) for services to the Arts and Commumity.


Celebrated landscape artist Jonathan White passed away at his home near Whakatane, New Zealand, in July 2021.