Awards and collections
- Special Travel Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
- Philadelphia Water Color Prize, 154th Annual
- J. Henry Schiedt Memorial Prize,* PAFA
- 155th Annual Watercolor Prize, PAFA/Detroit Institute of Arts
- 45th Annual Exhibition prize, Wilmington Society of Fine Arts
- 46th Annual Exhibition, Honorable Mention, 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
... 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"