(1922 - 2008)
Mary Slatford Newcomb was active/lived in England. Mary Newcomb is known for sophisticated folk art style painting of cattle, boats, rural scenes, sculpture.
Self portrait in a dream
Biography Mary Newcomb
"Passionate painter whose art lay in the rhythms of nature and the rituals of rural life," by Ian Collins, Obituary, The Guardian, newspaper, Web, London, March 30.2008
Visionary painter Mary Newcomb, who has died aged 86, displayed an affinity with English folk art and a grasp of natural science that was anything but naive. Although falling into the tradition of Blake, Turner and Palmer - and latterly of Winifred Nicholson, Mary Potter and Elisabeth Vellacott - in making poetry from the rural picture, she was an untrained and entirely intuitive artist who always claimed she could not draw properly. Late in life she thought she had finally understood the meaning of the word "tone".
But this extreme modesty, coupled wit
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