The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project

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Subject

Watercolour artist Henry Roderick Newman and his wife, who met Emma in 1890 in Egypt.

Source

Ahrens, Kent. "Pioneer Abroad, Henry R. Newman (1843-1917): Watercolorist and Friend of Ruskin." American Art Journal 8.2 (1976): 85-98. Jstor. Web. 16 Oct. 2014. <www.jstor.org>.

Language

English

Identifier

Artist

Biographical Text

Henry R. Newman was a pre-Raphaelite watercolour painter from New York who used a Victorian painting techniques to stay true in his depiction of the environment around him. He and his wife, an Englishwoman named Mary Watson Willis whom he married in June 1883, had permanent residence in an apartment at 1 Piazza dei Rossi in Florence, Italy. Newman was highly praised for his artistic abilities and his fantastic use of colour within his watercolour paintings, which at that time were difficult to work with. In his late 50's, Newman and his wife began to travel to Egypt to paint during the winters and became friends with American Egyptologist Charles Edwin Wilbour.

Birth Date

March 1843

Birthplace

Easton, New York, U.S.A

Death Date

December 1917

Occupation

Watercolour Artist

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Citation

Citation

“Newman, Mr. & Mrs.,” The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project, accessed March 6, 2021, http://www.emmabandrews.org/project/items/show/27.

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