About Thomas Gilbert White
Thomas Gilbert White (July 18, 1877 - February 17, 1939) was an American painter, now best remembered for his murals. His brothers Stewart Edward White and Roderick White also achieved acclaim as author and violinist, respectively.
White was born in Grand Haven, Michigan, and died in Paris. He studied at Columbia University and the Art Students League of New York, and at the Academie Julian and the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris with James McNeil Whistler. His work graces the state capitols of Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Utah; the County Courthouse in New Haven, Connecticut; and the Pan American Union Building in Washington, D.C. He received numerous awards, among them the Commander de la Legion d’Honneur, Officier de l’Academie Francaise, and the Order of the Purple Heart.