Robert Loftin Newman

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Robert Loftin Newman (November 10, 1827 - March 31, 1912).[1] was an American painter and stained-glass designer. He specialized in oil on canvas as his medium. He is sometimes associated with Albert Pinkham Ryder as a painter of mood. His works include Good Samaritan, painted in 1886, Flight into Egypt, Harvest Time, Sailboat Manned by Two Men, and The Bather.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Richmond, Virginia and moved to Clarksville, Tennessee when he was 11 years of age. Later, as a young adult, he studied art in New York, England, and France.[2] Newman served briefly as an artillery lieutenant for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.[3] He died of asphyxiation from a gas leak from a stove on March 31, 1912.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The eccentrics and Other Visionary Painters, Abraham A. Davidson, Published by E. P. Dutton, copyright 1978, Pg. 40, ISBN 0-525-47500-1
  2. ^ "Robert Loftin Newman". Ask Art. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  3. ^ http://www.artnet.com/library/06/0621/T062149.asp
  4. ^ "Two Artists Dead of Gas" (PDF). New York Times. April 1, 1912. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 

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