Newton, Eric Books

Diary of English Art Critic Eric Newton on a North American Lecture Tour in 1937
1997 0-7734-8550-3
Eric Newton was a virtual Renaissance man: author of European Painting and Sculpture and Tintoretto, painter and mosaicist, art critic for the Manchester Guardian from 1930-1947, and then for the Sunday Times, Slade Professor of Fine Arts at Oxford, lecturer at home and abroad on art history, BBC broadcaster, and finally, CBE. This diary is the record of a lecture tour thorough Canada and the United States in 1937, arranged by the National Gallery of Canada. The diary presents a shrewd assessment of the arts in Canada, shows traces of the author's own development, and is a well-written and fascinating melange of responses to places and people, reflection, incident, humor, and a panorama of living voices and snapshots from the past