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Henry Roderick Newman
Easton, New York, 1843-Firenze 1917
He gave up medicine to take up painting and travelled to Europe in 1870. He studied under Gérôme in France, then came to Florence where he lived for the rest of his life, apart from a lengthy stay in Venice. His home-cum-worshop in Piazza dei Rossi became a focal point for the ex-pat community, while his Italian architectural and landscape watercolours were a huge commercial success.