John Newsom

Lifeguard, 2019

Silkscreen Print in 24 Colours; Edition of 150

40.25 × 58 in

 58 x


 147 x



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About the work

Lifeguard, the exuberant print by John Newsom, is from his Shangri-La Suite from the Flora and Fauna series. A fascination in flora and fauna spans across centuries and disciplines; from science to fine art, from the Galápagos to the far North, from ancient Indigenous sculpture to 19th Century naturalism and so on. Newsom’s oeuvre provides a contemporary dialogue with flora and fauna and with the birds in the foreground of his Shangri-La Suite.  The works continue the visual exploration of that which is not human but continues to fascinate the human eye. Harmonious worlds are imbued with Newsom’s mastery of colour and celebrate the freedom of light and fleeting moments.

Flora and Fauna is published by limited edition fine art print publisher Art Novel. The suite is comprised of 10 serigraphs and in editions of 150.

Medium Prints
Signature Signed
Frame Unframed
Condition Excellent
Seller Private
Location Vancouver, Canada
Provenance Art Novel (print publisher)

John Newsom


Renowned American artist John Newsom was born in Oklahoma and has spent his career in New York City. His hyperreal prints and paintings draw on a vast legacy of eastern and western artistic practice, from early botanical sketching to Japanese printmaking to Mexican mural painting.  American landscape tradition underpins his practice, witnessed by his large scale works, expressive honesty, and the freedom of his palette.



1994     MFA, New York University, New York

1992     BFA, The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island


2019     Eye of the Beholder, Contra Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

             Eye of the Beholder, Contra Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2018     Shangri-La, Brintz Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida (catalogue)

2016     Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles (two-artist exhibition with Rinus Van De Velde)

2015     Marc Straus Gallery, New York (catalogue)

             Rogue Arena, MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey (catalogue)

2013     Bestiary, Marc Straus Gallery, New York

2011-12     Crescendo, The Richard J. Massey Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, New York (catalogue)

2011     Nocturne Paintings, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles (West Gallery) Motifs and Methods, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles (East Gallery)

2009     Beyond the Horizon, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles (West Gallery)

             Rebels and Raptors, Lattuada Gallery, Milan, Italy (catalogue)

2007     VS., Mike Weiss Gallery, New York (two-artist exhibition with Arnulf Rainer)

2006      Allegory of Nations, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York

2004     Black Widow Paintings, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York (catalogue)

             Backyard Bliss, New Gallery / Thom Andriola, Houston, Texas

2002     New Paintings, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York

2001     Recent Paintings, Leyendecker Gallery, Tenerife, Spain

             Meeting Place, Silverstein Gallery, New York

2000     Natural Selection, Margrett Gallery, New York

1999     Brushfire, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery (project space), New York

1998     Sanctuary (100 Bird Paintings), Greene Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

1997     Recent Drawings, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York

1996     Recent Paintings, 407 Gallery, New York

             New Work, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York

1995     Iconic Narrator / Singular Narrative Paintings, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, (two-artist exhibition with Chuck Agro)


2021     EXPEDITION, The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC), Vermont (catalogue)

2020     Grace in the Jungle, 8.Salon, Hamburg, Germany (catalogue)

            The Myth of Place in Spite of the Hand, Poti Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

             The Open World, Brintz Gallery, Palm Beach

2019     Line of Portrayal, Contra Gallery, Zagreb, Crotia

             Original Copy, Alta Art Space, Mälmo, Sweden (catalogue)

             Think in Pictures (curated by the Animators of Paint and Friends), Amelchenko Gallery, New York (catalogue)

             Groundwork, Contra Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

             Flora, Brintz Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida (catalogue)

2018     Rite of Passage, Vito Schnabel Projects, New York

             Points of Light in a Nocturnal World (curated by John Newsom in cooperation with Metro Pictures, New York), 7 Herkimer Place, Brooklyn, New York (catalogue)

2017     Back to the Shack (curated by André Butzer), Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles

             Garden Party, Brintz Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida (catalogue)

             LOB DES SCHATTENS – DJ Piet Mondrian’s Sister in the Year 2849 – and her books (from Vienna) curated by DJ Arnold Schoenberg and Rhianna, Marc Straus Gallery, New York (catalogue)

2016     DER FUNKE SOLL IN DIR SEIN (curated by André Butzer), Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany

             Urban Dawn II, McCaig + Welles, Beirut, Lebanon

             Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

2015     Late Harvest, The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada (catalogue) The Hollow Bone (curated by Robert Banat), Ray Smith Studio, Brooklyn

2014     Xigue-Xigue, Marc Straus Gallery, New York

             All the Best Artists are my Friends (curated by Ray Smith), MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey

2013     Prints & Paper, The Richard J. Massey Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, New York

2012     ESTATE, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

             Ai Weiwei Humanitarian Award Exhibition, WhiteBox, New York

             PRINTED HISTORIES 16 Years of Print Portfolios at Exit Art, Exit Art, New York

2011     An Instance of Vibration (curated by Peter Makebish), The Bowery Hotel, New York

             Outer Space, Exit Art, New York

             ART MANA FEST, The Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Jersey City, New Jersey


The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY

The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

The San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, San Fransisco, CA

The Neuberger Museum of Art, Westchester County, NY

The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

The Francis Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, NY

The RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI

The Vera List Center, The New School, NY

The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

The Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, PA

The Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton, MA

The Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

The Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, MA

The Hampshire College Art Gallery, Amherst, MA

The University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMASS, Amherst, MA

The Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

The Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives, University of California, Berkeley, CA The Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

The Historic Deerfield Museum, Worcester, MA

The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, South Hadley, MA

The Mount Holyoke Art Museum, South Hadley, MA

The New York Public Library Print Collection, New York

The Library of Congress Collection, Washington D.C.

The Tottori Prefectural Museum, Osaka, Japan


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