Robert Loftin Newman
(1827 - 1912)
Robert Loftin Newman was active/lived in New York / France. Robert Newman is known for landscape, figure, portrait and religious painting.
Biography Robert Loftin Newman
Painter Robert Loftin Newman, born in 1827 in Richmond, Virginia, grew up in Clarkesville, Tennessee. A painter of mood, he is sometimes associated with Albert Pinkham Ryder, with whose work he shared thematic and stylistic affinities, especially during the 1880s.
Although he read voraciously on art, he received no instruction, with the exception of five months spent with Thomas Couture in Paris in 1850. At that time, his predilection for color manifested itself in his great admiration for Titian. Newman made a second trip to Paris in 1854, resumed an acquaintance with William Morris Hunt, and was introduced to the Barbizon painters.
After serving with the Confederate forces during the Civil War, he probably lived in New York
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