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Barnett Newman Biography

Barnett Newman was born in New York City on January 29, 1905. He studied at the Art Students' League in New York and graduated from The City College of New York in 1927. Later, he did graduate work at Cornell University. 

Although he has always been closely identified with the members of The New York School of the First Generation, Newman has tended to go his own way in certain respects. Represented in virtually every important international exhibition of the past 15 years. Newman has always remained haut de concours when there was competition for prizes, including the 1965 Sao Paulo Bienal where he was the featured artist in the American exhibition. Newman has been unwilling to show his work frequently in one-man exhibitions, and he does not have a dealer. However, there have been major exhibitions of his work at Bennington College in 1958, his first retrospective, at French and Company in New York in 1959, and at the Guggenheim Museum, New York in 1966, when his series "The Stations of the Cross" was shown. A