Florida highwaymen


A group of African-American landscape painters in Florida in the 1950s and 1960s, they painted fanciful landscapes and skyscapes---usually billowing clouds over bodies of water. Members were James Gibson, Harold Newton, and Alfred Hair, and they were influenced by Albert Backus, the Dean of Florida Painters. These artists painted on Upson Board, a product used by roofers, and then they framed with crown molding and marketed the works from the trunk of their cars. Source: Neal Auction Company