J. Winthrop Andrews (1879-1964) was born in Newtonville, Massachusetts. He studied at the Massachusetts School of Art with Frank Vincent DuMond, Edward Hamilton, and Joseph DeCamp. Andrews worked in both New York and Massachusetts during his career. In Yonkers, he served as the Director of Art for Yonkers Public School. Andrews was a member of the Eastern Art Association and the Yonkers Art Association.