Ben Uri collection

Portrait of Janet

Artist information

Name Abraham Newman (1907-1999)

Born Bootle, Lancashire

Died England

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Painter and sculptor, Abraham Newman was born into an orthodox Jewish family in Bootle, Lancashire. He studied at the Liverpool School of Art (1927-32) and then in the Sculpture School at the Royal College of Art (1932-35), influenced by Epstein, Gill and Mestrovic, but afterwards retrained as a solictor. He served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Afterwards he had exhibitions in Liverpool, Paris, Florida and London. He became known for painting in watercolour and gouache in a Pointillist manner.

Object Details

Object type painting

Medium watercolour and gouache on paper

Materials and techniques gouache (medium) paper (support)

Unframed 54 x 36 cm

Framed 70 x 52.5 cm

Signed signed, bottom right: A. Newman

Acquisition gift from the artist

Accession number 1987-302

Display status not on display

Keywords

painting | portrait


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