Jerome T. White was born in Cleveland, Ohio where as a child he developed a strong interest in art. Later in life, he studied art at Tuskegee University, obtained a Bachelors in Fine Art from Baldwin-Wallace College and received his Master's from Case Western Reserve University. Jerome T. White considers Winslow Homer, Dr. John Biggers and Charles White as the artists that primarily shaped his style and influeced his artwork the most. As a result, he uses a lot of spiritual symbolism to showcase and feature social and historical messages and themes. Currently, Jerome T. White is attempting to reach a new plateau with his designs and ideas. He is currently using more mixed media, acrylics and oil pastels in his paintings.