Barnett Benedict Newman
(1905 - 1970)
Barnett Benedict Newman was active/lived in New York. Barnett Newman is known for abstract expression, vertical sculpture.
Newman was born on January 29, 1905 in New York City of Polish
immigrant parents. He worked in his father's clothing business, which
collapsed, from 1929 through 1937. He studied at the Art Students League
under John Sloan, William von Schlegel and Adolph Gottlieb in the
1920s. He studied from 1922 through 1926 at Cornell University and in
1927 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from City
College of New York. In 1940 he stopped painting for several years
because he needed to clarify his break with European traditions and get
in touch with his own mind. During that time he studied botanics and
ornithology at Cornell University. Early in his career he painted in the
Surrealist style, but he destr ... Displaying 750 of 4638 characters.