Painter, sculptor, draughtsman and teacher, born in Leeds. He studied painting at Leeds College of Art, 1953–5, returning there, 1957–60, after National Service. In 1960–2 he was a Rome Scholar in painting at the British School in Rome, after which he returned and took to sculpture, returning to painting in the early 1970s. Between 1962–70 Newsome taught at Leicester and Nottingham Schools of Art and Hull College of Art, then until 1977 was variously at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, Goldsmiths’ College, Brighton Polytechnic, Canterbury College of Art and Wimbledon and Chelsea Schools of Art. Among his awards was a Peter Stuyvesant Travel Bursary to America in 1966. From 1962 Newsome participated in many important group shows, even though he was by nature a slow worker.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)