Jerry White (1952)

Jerry White (1952)

Jerry White was one of a number of modern artists working in Cornwall during the 1990's whose work caught the eye of Martin Val Baker, who opened the Rainyday Gallery in Penzance in 1992. The gallery closed in 2011, but a cursory look at the long list of artists who exhibited over two decades (below) reveals a veritable "who's who" of now well-known modern Cornish artists.

Jerry's work is largely conceptual and falls within the naive, primitive and outsider art categories (as did that of many other Rainyday exhibitors).

Born in Sussex, 1952, Jerry was a RA Schools student from 1972 to 1976. He moved to Penzance, Cornwall in 1984 and exhibited at the Rainyday Gallery, Penzance, in the following shows:

  • 1994 March JERRY WHITE & MICHAEL REES (recent paintings)
  • 1996 July ZOE CAMERON, ROSE HILTON, JERRY WHITE
  • 1999 September JESSICA COOPER, NAOMI FREARS, JERRY WHITE
  • 2003 January JERRY WHITE (solo exhibition)


Works held in the Newlyn Archive (Modern Artists): 2367 White, Jerry. Folder of material about Jerry White b1952. Moved to Penzance 1984.

The Rainyday Gallery was first opened by Martin Val Baker at Cross Street Penzance, Cornwall in 1992 - and since then staged over 200 Solo and Mixed Exhibitions. From 1998 the Gallery operated at the lower end of Market Jew Street until moving, in 2002 to first floor premises at the top of the street, opposite the statue of Humphry Davy. On July 7th 2007 the Gallery moved again this time to ground floor premises half way down Market Jew Street. In January 2011 after eighteen years and 211 shows the Gallery finally closed.

"The Rainyday Gallery, in Penzance's Market Jew Street, is something of a hidden gem... it's owner Martin Val Baker, grew up within the local creative matrix and as such is able to sustain a programme of excellent, interesting and often unusual work "- Galleries Magazine

Amongst artists who have sold work at The Rainyday Gallery over the years are: Pat ALGAR Nicola BEALING David BEER Bob BOURNE Romi BEHRENS Lucie BRAY Victoria BURLTON Zoe CAMERON Margritt CLEGG Jessica COOPER Mary CROCKETT Bob DEVEREUX Stephen DOVE Julian DYSON John EMANUEL Ray EXWORTH Naomi FREARS Anthony FROST Luke FROST Terry FROST Chris HANKEY Mamie HARDY Catherine HEADLEY Lorna HEAYSMAN Russell HEDGES John HENDERSON Maggie HENSHALL Francis HEWLETT Victoria HILLIARD Bo HILTON Fergus HILTON Rose HILTON Ray HOPLEY Sax IMPEY Kurt JACKSON Emma JEFFRYES Robert JONES Rachael KANTARIS David KEMP Martin LANYON Matthew LANYON Jeremy Le GRICE Rachael LEVINE Paul LEWIN Amanda LORENS Janet LYNCH Alex MACKENZIE Margo MAECKELBERGHE Louise McCLARY Carole McDOWALL Daphne McCLURE Felicity MARA Maggie MATTHEWS June MILES John MILLER Lewis MITCHELL Moreen MOSS Alice MUMFORD Richard NOTT Breon O'CASEY Jack PENDER Simon POOLEY Roy RAY Michael REES Pat REID Paul RICHARDS Leike RITMAN Claire ROLLINSON Vincent RYMER Dot SEARLE Jennifer SEMMENS Colin SCOTT Pat SCOTT David SHANAHAN Alex SMIRNOFF Mary STORK Donald SWAN Ken SYMONDS Trevor TANSER Carrie TAYLOR Porl THOMPSON Mick TRACEY David TREMLETT Bob VIGG Gill WATKISS Rod WALKER Roy WALKER Kate WALTERS Eric WARD Karl WESCHKE Jerry WHITE Phil WHITING Laura WILD Clive WILLIAMS Nick WILLIAMS Ges WILSON Jenny WOODHOUSE Michelle WRIGHT Fred YATES.

We recently acquired a body of loose works by Jerry, most of which are small sketches on paper, and we have decided to catalogue them as best as we can and make them available to art collectors for very modest prices. We're sure that many will agree with us that such unique works should be preserved and appreciated.

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