Newportant People


Newportant People |  Dr. Love was one of the first people Bill Heydt met upon moving to Newport after graduating from Rhode Island School of Design grad school in 1978 with a master’s of fine arts degree in painting and printmaking. The two became fast friends remains so to this day. Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dr. Love, also known as G. Brian Sullivan came up with the term “Newportant.” It refers to the way Sullivan and Heydt feel about Newport: That it’s this fantastic, unique place filled with interesting people, and the term can be used to describe anything that reflects the feeling.