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