Florida Highway Painting - Lemuel Newton

Florida Highway Painting - Lemuel Newton

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Florida Highway Painting - Lemuel Newton

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This painting on Upson board was done by Lemuel Newton, the younger brother of Harold and Sam Newton. Lemuel Newton was one of a group of 21 self-taught Afro-American artists during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s who have come to be known as the "Florida Highwaymen." These young men and one woman painted at night and took to the roadways by day, traveling up and down Florida's East Coast selling their Florida Landscapes to motels, banks, and professional offices. In the 1990s collectors began seeking out these paintings, resulting in an escalation of prices. These paintings, which one sold from trunks of automobiles for $25 now command $500 to $10,000 in art galleries throughout the state. The measurements given include the frame. The frame is original and is artist-made from carpenter's molding. The painting is in very good condition, particularly in view of its age.

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  • Reference #
  • 1014
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Fine Art
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Maker
  • Lemuel Newton
  • Year
  • 1970s
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 39 inches
  • Height: 27 inches
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • Very Good

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