Awards and collections
- Special European Traveling Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
- J. Henry Schiedt Memorial Prize* (The Suicide of Judas) PAFA
- 155th Annual Water Color Prize (The Deposition) PAFA
- 45th Annual Exhibition Prize (The Suicide of Judas) Wilmington Society of Fine Arts
- 46th Annual Exhibition Honorable Mention (Une Saison en Enfer) Wilmington Society of Fine Arts
Friends' Central School, Philadelphia
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Philadelphia Museum of Art
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
... and private collections in Canada, Denmark, France, U.K. and U.S.A.
* Brewton had "...thus captured—at the very early age of 28—the same award William Glackens, Stuart Davis, Hans Hoffman, Ivan Albright and Charles Burchfield had earned in their maturity."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer; May 28, 1967: "James Brewton, Posthumously"