Newton, Algernon Cecil (1880-1968) by Scholes, Robert

Algernon Cecil Newton (1880 – 1968) He was born in Hampstead and educated at Clare College, Cambridge, after which he studied Frank Calderon’s School of Animal Painting and the London School of Art in Kensington. He served in World War I and was invalided out in 1916, working in Cornwall for two years before returning to London. In his later years he also had a home in Yorkshire. In 1923 he began producing architectural views of London, the work for which he is best known. These works are often preturnaturally still night scenes, taking realism in the direction of the surreal, but they are usually devoid of human figures. He was made a full member of the Royal Academy in 1943.

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