blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



John Newman was born in Flushing, New York, in 1952. He earned a BA from Oberlin College in 1973 and an MFA from Yale University in 1975. He presently lives and works in New York City. For more than twenty years, Newman has regularly shown in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His sculpture and drawings are represented in numerous collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He has been commissioned to make large-scale, outdoor works at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY; Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ; General Mills Art Collection Sculpture Park, Minneapolis, MN; and Dai Nippon, Tokyo.