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Virginia Joycelyn White Edit Profile

consultant , Interior designer

Virginia Joycelyn White, American interior designer, consultant. Achievements include patents for furniture field. Recipient Design award, National Institution Magazine, 1958, McCall Magazine, 1963.


White, Virginia Joycelyn was born on April 25, 1924 in Des Moines. Daughter of William Wood and Alwilda (Denning) White.


Student, Art Institute Chicago, 1941—1943. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Choinard School Art, 1947. Postgraduate, Woodbury College Design, 1947—1948.

Postgraduate, University of California at Los Angeles, 1948—1952. Postgraduate, Southwestern University Law, 1954—1958.


Designer Martin Young Furniture Manufacturing Company, Los Angeles, 1947—1952. Owner, designer Virginia White Interiors Company, 1952—1957, Studio City, 1966—1980, Palm Desert, from 1980. Director design General Fireproofing Company, Los Angeles, 1957—1963, Barker Brothers Company, Los Angeles, 1963—1966.

Instructor design Woman's Workshop, Northridge, California, 1973—1979. Consultant, furniture manufacturers.


  • Achievements include patents for furniture field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to publications.


Board directors Spastic Children's Fund, Los Angeles, 1952—1956. Member of American Society Interior Designers (certified 1959), California Federation Business & Professional Women (charter president Los Angeles chapter 1957-1958), Church Religious Science, Sigma Tau Psi (chapter president 1945-1946, national president 1952-1954).


William Wood White

Alwilda (Denning) White