Paul Newton (artist)

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Paul Newton
Born1961 (age 57–58)
Sydney, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Known forPainting
AwardsArchibald Prize: Packing Room and People's Choice

Paul Newton, is an Australian artist. [1] He has won the Archibald Prize Packing Room Prize twice: in 1996[2] with a portrait of radio announcer John Laws CBE; and, again in 2001 (along with the People's Choice award) [3] with a portrait of characters Roy Slaven and HG Nelson.

He has works in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, and is a portrait artist for Parliament House, Canberra, he has painted Prime Ministers and Governor General Sir William Deane AC, KBE. Other portraits by him have been Archibald Prize finalists including paintings of model Kate Fischer in 1997, model Maggie Tabberer AM in 1999,[1] and rugby player David Campese AM in 2000 (which was acquired by the National Portrait Gallery),[4] he has also won portrait competitions in Philadelphia and the Portrait Society of America's 2003 International Portrait Competition in Washington DC.

In 1999 a portrait he did of Bryce Courtenay AM was hung in the Archibald Salon des Refusés. A portrait of John Doyle he did was also hung in the Salon des Refusés in 1995.

In 2002 he painted arts figure Brett Sheehy AO[5] for that year's Archibald Prize[6] with the painting later being a finalist in the 2004 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.[7]

In 2003 an image painted on Ian Thorpe's jeans by Paul Newton was used as a pin for the Jeans for Genes Day and the jeans were later auctioned for $26,000.[8]

He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and a Diploma of Art from the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney.

He painted a portrait of Tara Moss[9] which was a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, and was 'highly commended' at the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards in Bega.[10]

Newton was commissioned to paint a depiction of the Madonna and Child Our Lady of the Southern Cross for World Youth Day 2008, which now hangs permanently in St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney.

He has entered the Archibald Prize twelve times and been a finalist in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 (with Self portrait #2 – dark night of the soul), 2012, 2014 and 2017.

Awards
Preceded by
Danelle Bergstrom
Packing Room Prize
1996
for John Laws
Succeeded by
Bill Leak
Awards
Preceded by
Bill Leak
Packing Room Prize
2001
for Roy Slaven and HG Nelson
Succeeded by
Jan Williamson
Awards
Preceded by
Esther Erlich
People's Choice Award
2001
portrait of John Doyle and Greig Pickhaver (Roy Slaven and HG Nelson)
Succeeded by
Jan Williamson

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PAA — Portrait Artists Australia: Newton, Paul". portraitartistsaustralia.com.au/browse-portrait-artists/newton-paul/. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Winners for 1996". www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/1996/. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Winners for 2001". www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/2001/. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  4. ^ David Campese II by Paul Newton, 2000, National Portrait Gallery
  5. ^ Portrait of Brett Sheehy, by Paul Newton, 2002, Flickr
  6. ^ Guinness, Daphne, 'Fit Enough to Tackle the Competition', The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 May 2002
  7. ^ Verghis, Sharon, 'Reputation Restored in Leaner Frame', The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 July 2004.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 October 2005. Retrieved 14 October 2005.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ 'Portrait of Tara Moss' by Paul Newton, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2006, State Library of New South Wales
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 August 2006. Retrieved 14 October 2005.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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