Sold Price: ORIGINAL HIGHWAYMEN SAM NEWTON OIL ON BOARD - August 6, 0114 1:00 PM EDT
ORIGINAL HIGHWAYMEN SAM NEWTON OIL ON BOARD Oil on board painting. Signed lower middle. Measures 15" wide (38.1cm) x 20" tall (50.8cm) + 3" frame. Depicting the everglades. Total weight 1740g
Sam Newton, b 1948, doesn’t want to be identified as a Florida Highwayman. He has supported himself and his family by his wonderful paintings. Sam paints slowly, paying careful attention to composition, color, and details. His works are crisp and clear, with great attention to the way a landscape looks. They are more about reality than an impression. This is one of my favourites.
Highwaymen in DC revisited
Here's a cap tip to Tony Hayton. He's doing his best to gain national attention for this highwaymen art. I, for one, appreciate his efforts. Read this story and you will, too. http://shfwire.com/node/6109
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT -- A. E. "Beanie" Backus -- by Florida Fine Art Blog
A. E. "Beanie" Backus Florida's Landscape Master 1906 - 1990 Albert Earnest Backus was born in Fort Pierce, Florida in 1906, two years after his parents moved from New Jersey to the small and sparsely populated town along the south east coast of Florida. Just after the turn of the century the local economy was based on fishing and agriculture. The beaches, rivers and backwoods hammocks were of remarkable beauty. This is much of what we see in Backus’ paintings: the unspoiled tropical…
A.E. Backus Gallery & Museum: North Hutchinson Island
Official website of the A.E.backus Gallery and Museum, Featuring artwork of the alte A.E. Backus and other Florida artists like the Highwaymen and Indian River School.
In the 1960s, a group of African-American painters devised a smart strategy: Paint a lot and paint fast. It worked well for them -- until the fateful day in 1970 when their leader was murdered in a bar. See paintings by Florida's "Highwaymen" and experience their story.