The personal papers and artwork of Algernon Newton

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The personal papers and artwork of Algernon Newton

Administrative / Biographical History

Algernon Newton (1880-1968) was born in London and studied at Clare College, Cambridge, then at Frank Calderon's School of Animal Painting, at the Slade and at the London School of Art. He exhibited at the RA from 1903 (becoming an ARA in 1936 and an RA in 1943). He was invalided out of the army in 1916. Newton's first solo show was at the Leicester Galleries in 1931. He worked in Cornwall and Yorkshire, however, he was best known for his topographical city scenes of London (often at twilight) in oils.


The material has been arranged into the following series:

TGA 749/1 Writings, poetry, correspondence, printed material and photographs;

TGA 749/2 Sketches, drawings and etchings.

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers

Custodial History

Presented by Mrs Douglas Chanter, 1974

Related Material

Photographs of the artist with L.S. Lowry, his work, his 'Thoughts about art and life', a catalogue and an account book are available on microfiche (TAM 31.1-5 and TAM 32.1-2).


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