Newton Penprase (1888 - ):
Artist and teacher
Newton Penprase was born in Redruth, Cornwall, and studied art at the Redruth School of Art. As a student he had nine sheets of drawings and studies purchased by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In 1911 he came to Belfast as a teacher in the College of Technology, College Square and retired forty-two years later. He exhibited at the Royal Ulster Academy and at the Ulster Arts Club of which he was president. In 1936 he began to build 'Bendhu House' at Ballintoy, County Antrim. He held an exhibition at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 1977.