Stephen Newton (artist)

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Stephen Newton
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Grimsby, Lincolnshire
WebsiteStephen Newton [1]

Stephen Newton (born 1948) is a British artist.


Newton was born in Grimsby in 1948.[1] He gained an M.A. in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University in 1986, an M.A. in Art and Psychotherapy from the University of Sheffield in 1993 and a PhD in the psychoanalysis of the creative process, Department Of Psychiatry, University of Sheffield in 1998. In 1998 Newton was appointed Visiting Lecturer, School of Art, University of Sunderland and Visiting Professor, University of Northumbria at Newcastle. In 1999 he was appointed Visiting lecturer, Centre for Psychoanalytical Studies, University of Essex and in 2010 Visiting Lecturer, University of Lincoln.[2][1]

Through an examination of psychoanalysis and psychometry of art, Newton has evolved a series of paintings related to primitive manic states; isolation; disassociation; loss; fear; loneliness and supplication.[3] Art critic Mel Gooding described Newton’s paintings as a “psycho- conceptual project”.[4] His work has been exhibited across the UK in exhibitions which include: ‘Stephen Newton: Abstract Realisms’ Art Bermondsey Project Space, London (2016), ‘Stephen Newton Retrospective’ Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby (2015), ‘Etchings 1997-2000’ Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle (2005), ‘Etchings and Paintings 1997-2000’ Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee (2001), ‘Stephen Newton: Solo Show’, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London (1998), ‘Contemporary British Painting’ Huddersfield Art Gallery (2014), ‘@paintbritain’, Ipswich Art Gallery and Museum (2014) and ‘Images of Working Class Life’, Viking Gallery, Jarrow (1998). A number of art museums have acquired work by Newton, including Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Madison Museum of Fine Art, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum and Swindon Art Gallery[5]

Newton has written two books; ‘Painting, Psychoanalysis, and Spirituality’ published by Cambridge University Press (2001) and ‘Art & Ritual: A Painter's Journey’ published by Ziggurat Books International (2008).[2]

Selected solo exhibitions[edit]

Birthday party (26x24in) 2015

Selected group exhibitions[edit]

  • “Contemporary British Painting” Huddersfield Art Gallery (2014)
  • “@paintbritain” Ipswich Art Gallery and Museum (2014)
  • “Images of Working Class Life”, Viking Gallery, Jarrow (1998)
  • “Art’s Hidden Order” Mappin Gallery, Sheffield (1996)

Selected collections[edit]

Selected publications[edit]

(2008) Newton, Stephen James. Art & Ritual: A Painter's Journey. 230 pages, Ziggurat Books International. ISBN 0956103804, ISBN 978-0956103802.[7]

(2001) Newton, Stephen James. Painting, Psychoanalysis, and Spirituality (Contemporary Artists and their Critics). 288 pages, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 052166134X, ISBN 978-0521661348.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Stephen Newton". www.contemporarybritishpainting. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  2. ^ a b "Stephen Newton Biography". Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  3. ^ "Stephen Newton "Abstract Realism"". project space. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  4. ^ "Stephen Newton". Vanel.Org. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  5. ^ a b 4 paintings by or after Stephen Newton, Art UK. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  6. ^ "Welcome". Priseman Seabrook. 2016. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  7. ^ "Art & Ritual: A Painter's Journey". Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  8. ^ "Painting, Psychoanalysis, and Spirituality (Contemporary Artists and their Critics)". Retrieved 2016-06-01.



External links[edit]

  • Stephen Newton [2]
  • ^ Camayd-Freixas, Erik (1992). Primitivism and Identity in Latin America: Essays on Art. University of California Press. pp. 469–482. ISBN 0816520453.
  • ^ Kehoe, Barry (24 February 2018). "The Myth of 'Primitive'". Retrieved 24 February 2018.