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Azadia Catherine Herman Newman

 (1902 - 1999)
Azadia Catherine Herman Newman was active/lived in Maine, California, District Of Columbia.  Azadia Newman is known for portrait painting.

Azadia Catherine Herman Newman

Biography from the Archives of askART

Born in Washington, DC on Jan. 16, 1902. Newman studied at the CGA, ASL in NYC, PAFA, and Critcher School of Painting & Commercial Art. In 1936 she settled in Los Angeles where she painted many portraits of movie stars Joan Crawford, Janet Gaynor, and others. She died there on Feb. 19, 1999. She was wife of theater-film director, Ruben Mamoulian. Member: Washington Art Club. Exh: Grand Central Gallery (NYC), 1936; Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1938.

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1936-41; Albuquerque Tribune, 5-21-1937; Death record.

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Biography from the Archives of askART
Born in Washington, DC, Azadia Newman became known for her portrait painting. She studied at the Corcoran and Critcher Schools in Washington DC, the Art Students League in New York, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

She became a resident of North Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s.

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About  Azadia Catherine Herman Newman

Born:  1902 - Washington, District Of Columbia
Died:   1999 - Los Angeles, California
Known for:  portrait painting