John White was an English
artist who in 1585 accompanied a failed colonizing expedition to Roanoke Island in present-day
North Carolina and who, in 1587, served as governor of a second failed expedition,
which came to be known as the Lost Colony. As an artist attached to the first group
of colonists, White produced watercolor portraits of Virginia Indians and scenes of
their lives and activities. He rendered the local flora and fauna and, using the
English. . .
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