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John P. Newell

1832 -1898

John Perry Newell was a well-established American lithographer, best known for his harbor scenes and architectural images. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, he divided most of his time between Boston, where he studied lithography at the John H. Bufford's firm, and the city of his birth. As a result, much of his work is focused on New England scenes.

Newell's work was exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy in 1866. An influx of wealthy visitors to Newport's Summer Colony in the 1870s brought increased fame to the artist as new patrons commissioned him to draw their newly constructed homes. Newell left New England in 1882 and sailed to Europe, where he continued his work until his death in 1898 in Brighton, England.