The Arthur U. Newton Galleries was founded in New York by Arthur U. Newton. Newton dealt and exhibited works by modern and early-modern artists by the 1930s. He represented the works of some contemporary artists, including Walter Howlison Mackenzie "Zarh" Pritchard; and held the first one-man exhibition for William Hekking. In conjunction with the NAACP and the College Art Association, Arthur U. Newton galleries held an anti-lynching art exhibition, An Art Commentary on Lynching (1935). The exhibition featured works by Isamu Noguchi, Thomas Hart Benton, José Clemente Orozco, and Reginald Marsh.