Born in 1914 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Roy Newell was a largely self-taught artist who went on to become an original member of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Though relatively undiscovered in his lifetime, Newell was well-regarded among artists of his generation. His paintings range from brilliantly-coloured, geometric abstractions to a series of powerful figural works. The depth and diversity of his oeuvre reveal his brilliance. Click ahead to discover ten of the most interesting facts about this complicated figure and to see a selection of his works currently on view at Sotheby’s Los Angeles.
Roy Newell: Works From The Archive
10 July–4 August | Los Angeles