Tim White is a British painter, best known for his science fiction and fantasy book covers, record covers and magazine illustrations.
White studied at the Medway College of Art between 1968 and 1972. Following this, he spent two years working for various advertising studios, until he received his first book cover commission in 1974, for Arthur C Clarke’s The Other Side of the Sky. He has since provided covers for authors including Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, August Derleth, H. P. Lovecraft, Piers Anthony and Bruce Sterling.
In A Biographical Dictionary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, Robert Weinberg says, „White combines superlative detail with a largely figurative approach to his work and creates a totally realistic image of his landscape of the imagination.” The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction says, „White has been celebrated as a representative of a new school of super-realists that began shaping British [science fiction] art in the mid-1970s”, but notes that he has been „relatively inactive since the year 2000”.