Français

Home > Artist Database > Bio-bibliographic Database > NEWTON, Alison Houston Lockerbie

Artist Database

NEWTON, Alison Houston Lockerbie

Born
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1890
Died
Toronto, Ontario, 1967
Biography synopsis
Alison Houston Lockerbie Newton was born in Scotland in 1890. Newton studied art at an early age before moving to Manitoba with her parents in 1910. Initially working as an illustrator for T. Eaton Company she picked up her studies again after marrying Stanley Newton 1916. Newton studied at the Winnipeg School of Art with Alex Musgrove and L.L. Fitzgerald and took private lessons with W.J. Phillips. Her media of choice were watercolour and colour woodblock printing and her subjects included the landscape, streetscapes, and the Rocky Mountains. She belonged to the Winnipeg Sketch Club, the Manitoba Society of Artists, and the Federation of Canadian Artists. Newton exhibited with the RCA in 1941 and the AAM from 1930-1948.
Media used
Painting
Printmaking
Watercolour
Education
Trinity Academy, Edinburgh, 1900 - 1905
Winnipeg School of Art (under Alex Musgrove, Frank Johnston)
Winnipeg School of Art, 1916 - 1925 (under Alex Musgrove, L.L. Fitzgerald)
Memberships
Manitoba Society of Artists, 1928
Federation of Canadian Artists, 1943
Winnipeg Sketch Club
Canadian Arts Council
Arts Council of Manitoba
File & Archive locations
University of Calgary Library, AB
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Vancouver Art Gallery, BC - Library
Winnipeg Art Gallery, MA - Clara Lander Library
London Public Library, ON
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
Hamilton Public Library, ON - Local History and Archives Department
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
"119 Entries on Display at Art Exhibit: Annual Spring Show Smaller But Works of Better Quality." Standard 6 Mar. 1948.
"65th Spring Exhibition: Annual Show is Opened at Art Association." Toronto Star 04 Mar. 1948.
"?" Ottawa Evening Citizen 20 Feb. 1948.
"Art Association 48th Spring Show High in Interest." Gazette (Montreal) 21 Mar. 1931.
"Art Gallery Spring Show Juries Pick 119 Items From 1,400 Entries." Gazette (Montreal) 04 Mar. 1948.
"Defence of French Art in War to be Described." Star (Toronto) Mar. 1948.
"Four Artists." Winnipeg Free Press 19 Apr. 1945.
"Galleries." Calgary Herald 8 Mar. 2001: HL22.
"Galleries." Calgary Herald 15 Mar. 2001: HL25.
"Galleries." Calgary Herald 1 Mar. 2001: HL23.
"Galleries." Calgary Herald 22 Feb. 2001: HL23.
"Spring Exhibition of Art Association was Opened on Thursday." Toronto Star 12 Mar. 1933.
"Tells How Art Pieces Preserved in Safety." Gazette (Montreal) 17 Mar. 1948.
"Theater / Arts." Winnipeg Free Press 18 May 2006: 18.
"Theatre / Arts." Winnipeg Free Press 11 May 2006: 18.
"Theatre / Arts." Winnipeg Free Press 25 May 2006: 24.
"Theatre / Arts." Winnipeg Free Press 4 May 2006: 24.
"[Photo of Artist and Her Work]." Winnipeg Tribune 21 Apr. 1945.
Ainslie, Patricia. Images of the Land: Canadian Block Prints 1919-1945. Calgary: Glenbow Museum, 1984.
Art Association of Montreal. Catalogue of the 48th Spring Exhibition. Montreal: Art Association of Montreal, 1931.
Art Association of Montreal. Catalogue of the Fifty-Third Spring Exhibition, March 19th to April 12th, 1936. Montreal: The Bentley Printing House, 1936.
Baker, Marilyn. The Winnipeg School of Art: The Early Years. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1984.
Bovey, Patricia E. Alison Newton: A Retrospective. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1972.
Gibbons, Lillian. "Alison Newton Home Again From Painting in Adirondacks." Winnipeg Tribune 27 Sept. 1952.
Gibbons, Lillian. "Four Winnipeg Artists Exhibit Their Paintings." Winnipeg Tribune 21 Apr. 1945.
Graham, John W. "Two Manitoba Artists on Exhibit." Winnipeg Free Press 18 Oct. 1972.
Laviolette, Mary-Beth. "Critic's Pick." Calgary Herald 8 Mar. 2001: HL22.
MacDonald, Colin S. The Dictionary of Canadian Artists. (Volumes 1-8 by Colin S. MacDonald, and volume 9 by Anne Newlands and Judith Parker) Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2009
http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/application/aac-aic/description-about.app?lang=en.
Mayberry Fine Art. "Artwork By Alison Newton Wanted for Purchase or Consignment." http://www.mayberryfineart.com/wanted/alison_newton.html ?.
McMann, Evelyn de Rostaing. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Formerly Art Association of Montreal: Spring Exhibitions, 1880-1970. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988.
McMann, Evelyn de Rostaing. Royal Canadian Academy of Arts/Académie royale des arts du Canada: Exhibitions and Members 1880-1979. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981.
Perry, Madeline and Lily Hobbs. A Brief History of the Winnipeg Sketch Club. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Sketch Club, 1970.
Petteys, Chris, et al. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.
Piland, Sherry. Women Artists: An Historical, Contemporary, and Feminist Bibliography. Place Unknown: Scarecrow Press, 1994.
Roberts, Lorne. "Exhibit Details Phillips' Creative Process." Winnipeg Free Press 8 Jun. 2006: D5.
Telegram. "?" Telegram (Toronto) 31 Aug. 1954.
Westbridge, Anthony R. The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction. Vancouver: Westbridge Publications, 2001.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1930) "Spring Exhibition Has Private View."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 22, 1930.  p.3.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 20, 1931) "Art Association 48th Spring Show High In Interest."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 21, 1931.  p.16.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 17, 1932) "Art Association Has Forty-Ninth Annual Spring Exhibition."  Montreal Star  March 18, 1932.  p.7.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 17, 1932) "Art Association's Spring Exhibition Is 49th of Series. Some Five Hundred Works Greet Invited Guests at Private View."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 18, 1932.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 16, 1933) "Spring Exhibition of Art Association Was Opened on Thursday."  Montreal Star  March 17, 1933.  p.19.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 16, 1933) "50th Spring Show Opened to Public. Jury Shows Open Mind. From Over 1,000 Entries, 543 Works Representative of Various Schools Have Been Selected."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 17, 1933.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 19, 1936) "Annual Spring Exhibition at Art Association."  Montreal Star  March 20, 1936.  p.8.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 15, 1940) "Art Association Opens 57th Spring Exhibit. Notable Feature of Display Is Unusually Large Proportion Of Portraits or Portrait Studies."  Montreal Star  March 21, 1940.  p.19.   Full-text pdf

Search by: