Born in Washington, DC on Jan. 16, 1902. Newman studied at the CGA, ASL in NYC, PAFA, and Critcher School of Painting & Commercial Art. In 1936 she settled in Los Angeles where she painted many portraits of movie stars Joan Crawford, Janet Gaynor, and others. She died there on Feb. 19, 1999. She was wife of theater-film director, Ruben Mamoulian. Member: Washington Art Club. Exh: Grand Central Gallery (NYC), 1936; Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1938.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Who's Who in American Art
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