George Newell Bowers

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The Newsboy by George Newell Bowers, 1889

George Newell Bowers (1849 – 1909, active 1872-1906) was an American painter in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Few details are known of Bowers' life. He worked as a druggist's clerk in Springfield, Massachusetts before leaving to study art at the Art Students League of New York in New York City, and then from 1874-1879 in the studio of Léon Bonnat in Paris. He then returned as a painter to Springfield. After further study with the Art Student League, circa 1892 he became an impressionist landscape painter.


  • Lee M. Edwards, Timothy Anglin Burgard, Domestic bliss: family life in American painting, 1840-1910, page 132, Hudson River Museum, 1986.
  • Mutual Art entry