(1903 - 1984)
A Lois White was active/lived in New Zealand. A White is known for painting.
Self Portrait, c. 1953
Biography A White
Anna Lois White was born in Mount Albert, Auckland on November
2, 1903, the youngest of four children. Her father was an architect and
both parents were devout Methodists. While her family and close friends
called her 'Anna', she always signed her works 'A. Lois White', and was
known in the art world as Lois (pronounced 'Loyce').
scholar, singer, swimmer and artist at secondary school, White enrolled
at Elam School of Art in 1923. Most of her years there were under the
direction of Archie Fisher, who early on recognized her talent and
fostered it. After graduating in 1927, White obtained part-time teaching
positions at Elam and Takapuna Grammar School, and in 1934 she began
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