Lane K. Newberry (1896-1961)
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Rudolph Weisenborn and Edmund Giesbert gave him special encouragement. Though he had radical instruction, his tastes ran to the conservative. He was interested in the objective picture with only a dash of subjective interpretation.
Newberry was born in a village near Fort Madison, Iowa, of Mormon extraction on both sides. His father's mother was a cousin of Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism. Lane's father was Captain Newberry of the steamer Hope, a Mississippi boat used as a lighter over the Des Plaines Rapids and a friend of Mark Twain's. Likely, his father, a
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