Joseph Gleeson White

Joseph William Gleeson White (Christchurch 1851–1898), often known as Gleeson White, was an English writer on art.

Joseph Gleeson White
a dark sepia photograph of a man with a moustache
Portrait photograph of Joseph Gleeson White by Frederick Hollyer, published in Die Kunst in der Photographie, 1897
Other namesGleeson White
Known foreditor of The Studio


He was educated at Christ Church School and afterward became a member of the Art Workers Guild. He moved to New York City in 1890 where he conducted the Art Amateur (1891–92). He returned to England in 1893. He was the first serving editor of The Studio, founded by Charles Holme in 1893 (Lewis Hind had acted as editor for four months before the launch of the magazine). In 1895 Holme took over as editor himself, although Gleeson White continued to contribute for the rest of his life.[1] He also edited during his last years the "Ex Libris Series"; the "Connoisseur Series"; the "Pageant"; and, with Edward F. Strange, Bell's "Cathedral Series."


The published works of Gleeson White include:

  • Practical Designing (1893; third edition, 1897)
  • Salisbury Cathedral (1896)
  • English Illustrations in the Sixties (1897)
  • Master Painters of Great Britain, 4 vols. (1897–98)


  1. ^ Julie F. Codell (2004). Holme, Charles (1848–1923). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press; online edition, May 2008. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/33950. Accessed June 2013. (subscription required)

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