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Avis Newman (born 1946, London) is an English painter and sculptor.

Newman's drawings and large un-stretched canvases document her contemplative and intuitive investigation of the subconscious. Since the early 1980s she has been primarily associated with large-scale, minimalist drawings on un-stretched canvas - usually pinned directly to the gallery walls for display.

Newman was a Professor in Drawing at The Centre for Drawing at University of the Arts, Wimbledon between 2006-9. Her work has been the subject of numerous national and international shows including the Lisson Gallery, London 1998; The Drawing Centre, New York, 2002; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 2003; Saatchi Gallery, London 1994; The National Gallery in Prague, 1999; The Moscow Biennale 2013; and was included in ‘On Line: Drawing through the Twentieth Centaury’ at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010.

Her works are included in major collections including the Tate Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum.

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