Three Generations of Connecticut Impressionists
The Whites of Waterford
Henry C. White
Nelson C. White
Nelson C. inherited his father’s love of sailing and particularly liked to paint the pleasures of the sea. Growing up in a family surrounded by artists, Nelson’s first teacher was his father, but he also met and was influenced by Tryon, Thomas Dewing and Childe Hassam, to name a few. Nelson C. was also a generous reservoir of knowledge about American art and the author of biographies of two American artists.
Nelson H. White
Love of nature and the water pervades the art of all three generations of the White family. Grandfather, father and son all painted the marshlands and beaches around Waterford, Connecticut, where Henry C. White built a home in 1913 that remains in the family today.