Vernon Kiehl Newswanger
(1901 - 1980)
Vernon Kiehl Newswanger was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Vernon Newswanger is known for Amish-themed figure and genre painting, sculpture.
Biography Vernon Kiehl Newswanger
Following is text from an article in Maine Antique Digest, 2007:
"A Trove of Amish Art and History" by Cynthia A. Hummel
A treasure trove of art and history has been rediscovered in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The late father and son team of Vernon "Kiehl" Newswanger and Christian "Xtian" Newswanger created a 1954 book, Amishland, that earned praise from The New York Times. Their artworks and descriptions documented the everyday lives of their Amish neighbors, dating back to 1920.
Mark Lefever, who owns two Lancaster County antiques businesses, helped heirs of the Newswanger collection in a several-day process of moving the contents of an attic. The heirs and Lefever knew Newswanger artworks wer
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