Norman Burnham White

Artist member since 2021
Calgary, Alberta

Norman Burnham White is a Calgary based artist working primarily in acrylic on canvas. His work features a single, boldly presented subject. He is influenced by early 20th century immigration, settlement and railway posters by AC Leighton and others. His earlier work incorporated words in the surface of the painting; the newer work centres around infrastructure and industrial themes. Norman’s work can be found in several corporate and institutional collections, including the City of Calgary, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Grant MacEwan University, Mount Royal University, and University of Alberta Hospitals.


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Norman Burnham White
  • 36" x 24"
  • $1500 buy — $75 try

Inside the Studio


How long have you been creating art?

Since the 1970s!

Which piece of art you've created is your favourite, and why?

“Mile 99,” among the more recent paintings. It’s an iconic Canadian image: the CPR in the Rockies, in front of Castle Mountain. The colours show you can do more with paint than with photography.

What do you listen to when you work?

I have quite an extensive playlist. David Bowie, Joe Jackson, Glenn Gould, Billy Bragg, David Byrne, Stan Ridgway, and a host of others..

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

Highway coach driver

Coffees per day and from where

Two or three, usually at home. I actually like both Tim’s and Starbucks.

Select Past Exhibitions

Jubilee Auditoria, Calgary and Edmonton
Shaping Alberta


Art is Vital Gallery, Calgary
Reading the Image


Truck, Calgary
Disturbed Areas


London Regional Art Gallery, London, and touring to Calgary, Victoria, Montreal, Fredericton, Mississauga
London Life Young Contemporaries


Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge
Points North


Ace Art, Winnipeg
In the Public Domain


Off Centre Centre, Calgary
Contemporary Art in Southern Alberta (A Selection)


Purchase Prize Award, McDonald’s Fine Art Collection Competition


Banff Centre, Banff
Leighton Artist Colony


Banff Centre, Banff
Winter Cycle


Alberta College of Art
Diploma in Visual Art, majoring in Painting

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