Harold Newton (1934-1994)
Florida Sunset Landscape, c. 1980
signed "HNEWTON" lower right
oil on masonite, 24 by 36 in.
Harold Newton was a part of the group of African American painters, known as “The Highwaymen,” who were based in Florida. Taught by A.E. Backus (1906-1990), who was considered one of the best Florida landscape painters of the twentieth-century, Newton created some of the most desirable scenes of our southernmost state, which are highly sought after by collectors. The Highwaymen painted on numerous materials, including upson board, masonite, and canvasboard. The artists sold these works from the trunks of their cars. Works by The Highway men are known for capturing the warmth and light of the Florida landscape, as well as its unique beauty.
Provenance: Private Collection, Florida, acquired directly from the artist
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