Gone Fishin’ #2, 1993, Ink on tablet board, 8.5 x 11 inches
Dr. James Newton is Professor Emeritus of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware. A native of Bridgeton, New Jersey, he was educated and graduated from Bridgeton High School, class of 1959. Since then he was inducted as a member of the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. He received his BA Degree in art from North Carolina Central University, and an MFA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and a Doctorate in Education from Illinois State University. He held the position of Director of Black American Studies for more than three decades at the University of Delaware. An award-winning artist, he is the recipient of numerous awards and a frequent exhibitor throughout the country. James Newton: A Life Story in Art is a featured video by Teleduction. The inaugural show of his acclaimed Couch Potato Drawings exhibited at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1993 was featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is the author of several books including The Other Slaves: Artisans, Mechanics and Craftsmen and The Principles of Diversity.