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White, Johnlocked

(fl. 1577–1593)
  • Karim M. Tiro

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White, John (fl. 1577–1593), colonist and painter, was apparently of modest Cornish gentry origins. His early and later life remain obscure, owing largely to the commonness of his name. He rose to prominence on the basis of his artistic talent and zeal for American colonization. His watercolour images of Native Americans in the late sixteenth century were exceptional for his era and unsurpassed as a visual record of south-eastern tribal life until the advent of photography....

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