(1924, Eau Claire, WI – 1995, Cedarburg, WI)
Doris White is an internationally known watercolorist, receiving more than sixty major art awards including the Gold Medal of Honor from Knickerbocker Artists in New York (1963) and was the only woman at the time to win the Grand Award from the American Watercolor Society in 1963.
White was trained at the Layton School of Art, the University of Berne in Switzerland, and graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago with majors in design and commercial art in 1950. Upon graduations, she worked in commercial art and taught at the Layton School of Art. In 1961, she quit her career in commercial art to become a full-time teacher and painter. In 1963, she opened an art gallery near Egg Harbor in Door County.
In 1965, White moved from Wauwatosa to live on a 10-acre farmstead in Jackson. There, the city scenes she was known for began to be replaced with abstractions inspired by her natural surroundings. In her later years, White traveled to Cedarburg to explore printmaking and collage at Paul Yank&rsqu...