Robin White

Born in Epsom Auckland in 1946 Robin White completed a Diploma of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts in 1967 under the tutorage of Colin McCahon. Amongst Whites contemporaries were Richard Killeen and Ian Scott. White was a great proponent of screen printing, a technique which allowed her to reproduce her oil paintings and made her art more accessible and affordable.  

In 1982 White and her family moved to the Republic of Kiribati, living on the island of Tarawa. White worked with the Baha'i community and continued to make art, working almost entirely in woodcut prints, being the materials most readily available. White returned to New Zealand in 1999.

In 2003 White was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.