Newson H. Shewitz, known to his friends as “Bucky,” is a native of Detroit. Shewitz attended Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie-Mellon) in Pittsburgh, where he majored in Industrial Design and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After serving during WWII in an engineering map-making detachment, he took photography courses at the Army University in Biarritz. Upon returning to the U.S., Shewitz came to Cleveland where he joined forces with a classmate from Carnegie Tech and an army buddy to form a business-to-business advertising agency from which he is now retired.
Shewitz exhibited regularly in the May Show at the Cleveland Museum of Art (first prize, 1954) and continues to exhibit in other local exhibitions. He has had solo shows at The Cleveland Playhouse, The Beck Center for the Arts, The Gallery of Photographic Arts (all in Cleveland, Ohio), and The Sandford Gallery at Clarion College in Clarion, PA