Buying an original piece of art – be it a painting, drawing, or sculpture – can be an intimidating proposition. Depending on the reasons for the purchase and its’ cost, there is always the question of how does one be more than an art buyer, and learn to be an art collector?
Answers to these questions and more are being presented in a special program by Tim Newton at the Mark Twain Library in Redding on Thursday, December 6th beginning at 7pm. An art collector since the early 1990’s, Mr. Newton will discuss the excitement of collecting art, what he has personally learned during his own odyssey as a buyer, and his approach to building an enjoyable and valuable collection.
Mr. Newton is the founder and curator of “American Masters,” one of America’s foremost art exhibitions and sales, held annually at New York City’s Salmagundi Club, where he is Chairman of the Board. For over 130 years, the Salmagundi Club has been a Who’s Who of American art, serving as a home away from home for such greats as Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase, Frederick Church, Howard Pyle, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Stanford White, and N.C. Wyeth, as well as for those who appreciate and collect fine art. The club serves as a bastion of American representational art, and is the flagship location of a movement to restore traditional values of art.
Having collected art since the early 1990’s, Mr. Newton now has more than 200 paintings and sculptures in his collection. He is a regular attendee at many of the top collecting shows throughout the country and has come to know many of the artists working today.