George Glenn Newell, American, (1870-1947).
George Glenn Newell was a painter of cattle and pastoral landscapes. He became a student of at the National
Academy of Design, after graduating from Albion College in Michigan and Columbia University. Newell also
studied under William S. Robinson and F. E. Courter at the Columbia's Teacher's College of New York.
Newell himself became a National Academician in 1937, won several awards, and exhibited at the National Academy
regularly between 1901 and 1944. In addition, Newell was president of Allied Artists of America and a member
of New York's Grand Central Art Galleries, called the conservative wing of American art by Art Digest.
Newell loosened his style as time went on, employing broad areas of sunlit color but the concept of the broken
color of the impressionists was foreign to him. He did, however, apply pigment thickly with a palette knife
and he frequently included violet shadows. A reviewer in the National "Academy Notes" in 1908, remarked that
Newell's works were "painted directly from nature, in a broad and vigorous manner".
Newell exhibited his paintings extensively throughout his career, including the National Academy of Design,
the Boston Art Club, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery Bi-ennials, Pennsylvania Academy of
the Fine Arts, and the Allied Art Association. Prizes were many, including those at the National Academy and
a gold medal at the Allied AA.
Newells' paintings are included in the collections in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the National
Academy of Design, NY, the National Arts Club, NY, the Salamgundi Club, and the Butler Museum of Art, among others.
"Along the Ridge"
Signed, lower right.
Oil on canvas. 25" x 30"
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