Personal papers and artwork of Algernon Newton

1925–67

collection owner: Algernon Newton, ‘Personal papers and artwork of Algernon Newton’ 1925–67

Algernon Newton (1880-1968) was born in London and studied at Clare College, Cambridge, then at Frank Calderon's School of Animal Painting, at the Slade and at the London School of Art. He exhibited at the RA from 1903 (becoming an ARA in 1936 and an RA in 1943). He was invalided out of the army in 1916. Newton's first solo show was at the Leicester Galleries in 1931. He worked in Cornwall and Yorkshire, however, he was best known for his topographical city scenes of London (often at twilight) in oils. In these preparatory pieces and in-situ sketches Newton has skilfully recorded the effect of different light and weather conditions on a variety of rural and urban settings. Many pieces have been gridded and feature notes by the artist on colours and shades which he would use to inform his work in the studio.

Collection Owner
Algernon Newton 1880–1968
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Douglas Chanter, 1974
Reference
TGA 749

76 objects in this collection

Title
Personal papers and artwork of Algernon Newton
Date
1925–67
Description
Algernon Newton (1880-1968) was born in London and studied at Clare College, Cambridge, then at Frank Calderon's School of Animal Painting, at the Slade and at the London School of Art. He exhibited at the RA from 1903 (becoming an ARA in 1936 and an RA in 1943). He was invalided out of the army in 1916. Newton's first solo show was at the Leicester Galleries in 1931. He worked in Cornwall and Yorkshire, however, he was best known for his topographical city scenes of London (often at twilight) in oils. In these preparatory pieces and in-situ sketches Newton has skilfully recorded the effect of different light and weather conditions on a variety of rural and urban settings. Many pieces have been gridded and feature notes by the artist on colours and shades which he would use to inform his work in the studio.
Reference
TGA 749

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