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Warren A. Newcombe
(1894-1960)


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"Calabasas"
1934
Oil on canvas
21 x 30 inches





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Warren A. Newcombe was a painter and lithographer born in Walthem, Massachusetts on April 28, 1894. Newcombe was a pupil of Joseph DeCamp and a graduate of Normal Art School in Boston (1914). He was active in Massachusetts and New York as a commercial artist before moving to Los Angeles in 1925 to work for MGM Studios as head of the special effects department. Prior to his move to California, he painted realistic portraits in the manner of Sargent; however, his works after this time were influenced by Matisse, Dufy, and the modern French School. Newcombe died in Taxco, Mexico in 1960.

Member: Foundation of Western Art.

Exhibited: Wilshire Gallery, Los Angeles 1929; Pasadena Art Institue, 1930, 1932; Stendahl Gallery, Los Angeles, 1931; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1933; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1933-45; University of California Los Angeles, 1936; Foundation of Western Art, 1935-45; San Diego Fine Arts Society, 1931, 1934; Crocker Art Gallery, 1938; Golden Gate International Exposition 1939; Oakland Art Gallery, 1943.

Works held: Metropolitan Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Source:
Armitage, Merle. Warren Newcombe. Published by E. Weyhe, New York, 1932.