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Steve White, Maysville Kentucky Painter

Though I walk by his gallery on Market Street regularly, it's been awhile since I've dropped in on Steve White's website. I'm happy to report that White has posted an extensive catalog of his paintings along with photographs. Now you don't have to just take my word on how amazing his paintings are. Check out the catalog »

Steve White is perhaps Maysville's most prolific painter. He was born near Maysville Kentucky in 1948 and attended local schools before serving briefly in the military. Upon his return from being stationed in Germany, he enrolled in the Maysville Community College and later attended Morehead State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts with a focus on painting. From there, White's career as a painter grew exponentially.

They say that the true mark of genius is that geniuses produce. White is said to produce anywhere from 40 to 50 oil and watercolor paintings each year, covering a wide range of subjects from local architecture and culture, to landscapes of America and Europe, to a great many paintings of pioneer and Native American history.

White's work has earned him many national and international awards including the Medal of Honor for Aquamedia at the Grand National Exhibition of American Artist Professional League. His full list of awards and nominations far exceed what can be listed here.

His website mentioned that one of his paintings was used for the cover of Rosemary Clooney's CD titled "Still On The Road," so I snagged the above graphic off The image appeared on CBS, The Early Show, and NBC Today Show. Another watercolor painting was included in the 1997 Butler Institute of American Art at Youngstown, Ohio. White has also been featured in Southern Living Magazine.

Today he continues his work in a studio above The White Gallery on Market Street in downtown Maysville.