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James Newell

 (1900 - 1985)
James Michael Newell was active/lived in New York.  James Newell is known for genre and figure easel and mural painting.

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James Michael Newell was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  After serving in the first World War, he studied in New York at the National Academy of Design* and the Art Student's League*, followed by a trip to Paris, where he attended the Julian Academy* and Ecole des Beaux Arts* in Paris.  In 1928, Newell won the Fontainbleau Prize*, enabling him to travel to Italy where he studied frescoes* in Rome, Naples and Florence.  Shortly before his commission at Evander Childs High School, Newell completed a mural cycle for the Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington, D.C.  During the period of Franklin Roosevelt's administration, he was a favorite artist, and several of his paintings decorated the White House.
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