Kinsman Robinson Galleries

October 13, 2015 12:21 ET

John Newman: New Pastels From Right-To-Left at Kinsman Robinson Galleries

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 13, 2015) -

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Artist reception: Saturday, October 17, 2:00 pm - Join us as we celebrate the work of this renowned Canadian artist who found the courage and inspiration to recover his art after he was partially paralyzed in 2006. Featuring 18 never-before-seen pastels executed with a fresh enthusiasm and self-confidence capable only after a lifetime spent working with the figure.

"John Newman's extraordinary adaptation to the paralysis of his right hand, his drawing hand, by rewiring his brain, in his late seventies, so that he could draw with his left hand, is a story in itself." - Norman Doidge, MD, author of "The Brain That Changes Itself" and "The Brain's Way of Healing"

Artist Bio

The sophistication of John Newman's compositions and sustained figure drawings places him among the finest figurative painters of the twentieth century such as Balthus, Delvaux and Pascin-a reward that is owed in part to Newman's lifelong devotion to drawing. With an iconography consisting of wedding veils, children's dolls, toys and bicycles, John Newman, A.O.C.A., CSPW, RCA, seeks to express his inner feelings rather than merely to convey a painterly impression of the external world. Throughout six decades, he has concentrated primarily on depicting the human form.

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