1927 - 2009

David Omar White's prolific output included paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, murals, illustrations for books and theater, children's books, the White Rabbit (a political strip commenting from the White House lawn), political cartoons, caricatures, and courtroom drawings. _____________________________________

Education and Service

Columbia University, New York, New York, 1957-58 Merchant Marine, 1952-53

Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1948-51 Arts Center School, Los Angeles, California, 1947

Navy, World War II, 1944-46


2009 Brattleboro Museum & Art Center Drawing Itself: A Survey of Contemporary Practice

2008, deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA Drawn to Detail (8/30/08-1/4/09) Party for the Park, auction (2/27/08)

2007 Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, Boston, MA

2004 Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, Boston, MA

2002 Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, Boston, MA

2000 Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, Boston, MA

1998 Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, Boston, MA

1996 Caelum Gallery, New York, NY

1994 Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

1986 The Gallery at Henri IV, Cambridge, MA

1984 The Gallery at Henri IV, Cambridge, MA

1980 Both Up Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1974 Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 1960 Nexus Gallery, Boston, MA

1959 Nexus Gallery, Boston, MA 1950 Anthes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Public Collections

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA

Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Fidelity, Management & Research Co., Boston, MA

Rutgers University, Brunswick, NJ

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

University of Wyoming, Cheyenne, WY

Private Collections

Private Collections throughout the USA

Grants and Awards

2005 ARTSmedia magazine's first Lifetime Achievement Award

2003 SMFA, Carnegie-Melon Faculty Enrichment Grant 1993 SMFA, Carnegie-Melon Faculty Enrichment Grant 1989 Cablevision Corporation Grant

1984 Somerville Arts Council, Somerville, MA

1970 Chicago Tribune Critics Award 1968 New York Institute of Graphic Arts Award

1960 Boston Arts Festival Popular Prize

Teaching Positions

Numerous teaching positions in Massachusetts, California, and Italy


Chawky Frenn, 100 Boston Painters, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2012

Roger Kolb, "David Omar White - A Remembrance," Art New England, In Memorium, October/November 2009

Ellen Howards, "ARTSmedia Honors Boston Artists," ARTSmedia, July/August 2005

Charles Giuliano, "Review of David Omar White’s New Work at Genovese/ Sullivan," Maverick Art Magazine, December, 2004

Cate McQuaid, "Galleries," The Boston Globe, June 29, 2000

Charles Long, "Doodling Up into a Personal Universe," The Beacon Hill/Back Bay Chronicle, June 20, 2000

Cate McQuaid, "Galleries," The Boston Globe, January 29, 1998

Joanne Silver, "Scattering of Grain Creates Cosmic Map," The Boston Herald, January 16, 1998