Algernon Cecil NEWTON

Algernon Cecil NEWTON

Born in Hampstead, London, Newton studied at Clare College, Cambridge, Frank Calderon's School of Animal Painting, and London School of Art, Kensington.

He served with the army in WWI, and was invalided out in 1916. Always having family connections with Lamorna, he returned there for two years before returning to London. One of his models was the young Mornie BIRCH. A member of the Newton family of Winsor and Newton, he built 'Bodriggy' in 1912, and in his later years he also had a home in Yorkshire.

While working in Lamorna he painted landscape and figures, quite different from his mature style. From 1923, he was wholly London based, and his particular interest was buildings in London and canals around Paddington; he frequently painted with glazes, producing night scenes which veered toward the surreal. He was the father of actor Robert Newton.


Painter of landscapes and townscapes in oils

works and access

Works include: Evening on the Avon; On the Kentish Downs; The House by the Canal (1935)

Access to Works: B; Brighton (Pavilion); Preston; Tate; York


RA (203); GI; L; LEI; M; NEAC


ARA 1936; RA 1943; SRA 1956


Buckman Artists in Britain since 1945

Chantrey Bequest list; 

Graves RA Directory

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn & West Cornwall;

Johnson & Greutzner

Newton et al Painting at the Edge

RA (1977) British Painting 1952-1977;

Tovey, David (2022) Lamorna - An Artistic, Social and Literary History - Volumes I & II, Wilson Books

Wormleighton A Painter Laureate;