This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... by the Confederate Government as a draughtsman and in 1864 he saw some active service as a member of the 16th Virginia Infantry. How true it is that he is exclusively an ide...
Paperback: 78 pages
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com; 2002 edition (September 13, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.2 x 9.7 inches
Amazon Rank: 19468827
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painter of ideas, interested only in some personal and rare interpretation of religion, history or life, or some original creation of his own imagination, may be gathered from the fact that there is no record in his art of his ever having been to Paris nor yet of his ever having been a soldier. For years after the surrender of Lee left him free to return again to his easel he worked in a comparative obscurity that we must presume was anything but unsatisfactory to one of his naturally retiring disposition, especially as his pictures were highly esteemed by a few men and women of cultivation and taste who quietly collected them during all this time. The interest and encouragement of such purchasers as came to take away his canvases, fellow craftsmen like Wyatt Eaton and William M. Chase, literary celebrities like Richard Watson Gilder, and connoisseurs like Sir William Van Horne and Thomas B. Clarke must have meant infinitely more to him than the popular approval of a general public that was satisfied with the landscape of the Hudson River School and the figure paintings of G. Brown. Not until 1894, when he was sixty-seven years old, was any public exhibition of Newman's work ever held. At that time a collection of upward of a hundred of his paintings, mostly loaned for the occasion, was arranged by a committee of the artist's friends and hung in a New York gallery. That he was practically unknown at the time even in the city where he lived and worked is evident from the statement in the Evening Post's account of the exhibition, that "his...