Tim White (artist)
Tim White (4 April 1952 – 6 April 2020) was a British painter, best known for his science fiction and fantasy book covers, record covers and magazine illustrations. He also designed jewellery to complement some of his paintings,
Born in Erith, Kent, White studied at the Medway College of Art between 1968 and 1972. Following this, he spent two years working for various advertising studios, until he received his first book cover commission in 1974, for Arthur C Clarke's The Other Side of the Sky. He later provided covers for authors including Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, August Derleth, H. P. Lovecraft, Piers Anthony and Bruce Sterling.. He died on 6 April 2020.
In A Biographical Dictionary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, Robert Weinberg says, "White combines superlative detail with a largely figurative approach to his work and creates a totally realistic image of his landscape of the imagination." The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction says, "White has been celebrated as a representative of a new school of super-realists that began shaping British [science fiction] art in the mid-1970s", but notes that he has been "relatively inactive since the year 2000".
- The Science Fiction and Fantasy World of Tim White (1981)
- Mouches (1983)
- Chiaroscuro (1988)
- Mirror of Dreams (1994)
- The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, 2014
- A Biographical Dictionary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists by Robert E. Weinberg, p. 293-294, Greenwood Press 1988.
- Internet Speculative Fiction Database entry for Tim White
- "Tim White (1952-2020)". Locus Online. 7 April 2020. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
- Tim White at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Tim White at The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
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