[Child in dirty attic-- surrounded by junk].; Newton, Neil; c.a. 1972; 1974:0015...


Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop


[Child in dirty attic-- surrounded by junk].

About this object

John Neil Newton (Neil Newton) was born in 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The photographer considers his work to be Romantic Documentary work. Newton is quoted to say his work, “emphasizes the rural communities that surround his farm home. Photographing working people is my main interest.” Neil Newton received his education at St. Martins School of Art in London in 1953-55 and at the VSW in Rochester, New York in 1973. Newton worked in the 1980s with Artists in the School Programs which were sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council in Dunbarton, Ontario, Canada. Newton has been a visiting throughout Canada. In 1979, Newton was a visiting artist at the Emily Carr College of Art in Vancouver and at the University of Saskatchewan, and Saskatoon, Canada. From 1976 to 1978 he worked with Artists in a program at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Neil Newton has also impressively had a Publication Catalog, called Neil Newton Retrospective, 1978 (Robert McLaughlin Gall.: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Depicted in the image is a small child sitting in a dirty attic. The child is sitting on a metal object and all the surrounding objects also appear to be industrial in nature.

Place Made

Ontario, Canada


Newton, Neil

Maker Role




Date Made

c.a. 1972

Medium and Materials

gelatin-silver print

Inscription and Marks

recto: [pencil] N 565recto: [pencil] 74:015:16verso: [pencil] N 565verso: [pencil] 74:015:16


image: 19.6 cm x 19.3 cm

overall: 35.3 cm x 27.8 cm

Subject and Association Keywords

20th Century Photography

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Subject and Association Keywords

Neil Newton

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gelatin silver

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