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NEWELL, Hugh, artist, born near Belfast, Ireland, 4 October, 1830. He began to study art at the age of nineteen, becoming a pupil in the South Kensington schools, London, and also working under Couture in Paris and in Antwerp. He came to this country, resided eight years in Pitts-burg, Pc., where he was for some time principal of the Women's school of design, was for four years principal of the Maryland institute in Baltimore, and then in 1879 became professor of drawing in Johns Hopkins university. In Baltimore he gained gold medals in 1853 and 1858, and a silver one in 1859. He has exhibited at the Royal academy, the Society of British artists, the National academy of design, and the American water-color society, of which he is a member. His works include " Smithy" (1873): " Basket of Grapes" ; " In the Cottage Window" (1878); "The Country Musician" ; "The Binder, Wheat-Field in Harvest" (1879) ; " The Hillside " ; "The Laborer " (1880) ; "In the Sugar Camp " ; "In the Barn" (1881) ; "Woods in Winter"; "Husking Corn in the Field" (1882) ; " Grapes " ; and " From the East and West " (1883).
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