Hezekiah Hudson Baker (American 1940-2007) is a Hall of Fame Original Florida Highwaymen artist whose work is rarely seen on the secondary market. His work is always in demand. I am quite excited to be able to offer THREE of his best. This is a very beautiful
large painting with the depiction of one of Florida's favorite trees. It is aptly named "The Poinciana."

So many people are not yet familiar with Hezekiah Baker because of the rarity of his paintings. Once you become familiar with his work, you realize he is one of the most talented of the Florida Highwaymen. I find him and his life fascinating, He was happiest when he was painting. He was a very intelligent man who had a wonderful upbeat attitude even in the hardest times. He his life took many turns. As all of the original Highwaymen did, he worked in the orange groves. When he won a drawing contest in a magazine, it brought him back to his earlier live of drawing and painting. He switched his subject matter from portraits to landscapes when he met Alfred Hair, and received his tutelage. When Alfred Hair died in 1970, the demand for landscapes decreased considerably, until the 1990s when the Highwaymen art was re-discovered. He went through the grief of losing his first wife, but remarried to Ivory, a wonderful woman who brought her six children to combine with his three daughters. Through the years, he continued a close friendship with Johnny Daniels, Mary Ann Carroll, James Gibson and Robert Butler. He so enjoyed the time spent with his painting friends as they shared stories about their earlier lives.

There is so much more about this intelligent, sensitive and upbeat gentleman. He loved his painting best, but also owned a restaurant for a time. When his health declined, he had his devoted wife Ivory by his side. He passed away in 2007, and has been sorely missed.

The following is excerpted from "Hezekiah Baker," The Highwaymen Trail," Web, 12/2017

"Hezekiah Baker’s color palette incorporated both pastel shades and vivid colors, especially in his skies at sunset. His skies are well considered, as they reflect the feelings represented in the ocean or land below. Ivory Baker claims that while he liked oranges and reds, his paintings got darker in his later years as he became sick. His images are generally calm and static, emphasizing the way Florida’s landscapes can be meditative and quiet. Even his ocean scenes invite contemplation. Birds often pose peacefully or move impressionistically through the otherwise undisturbed and idyllic scenery. His painting surfaces varied over the years and included Upson board, Masonite, particle board, which he got from Home Depot, and stretched canvas. Like many of the other Highwaymen, Hezekiah Baker relied on his memory of Florida nature for inspiration." Thanks to The Highwaymen Trail," Web, 12/2017

Country of Origin: U. S. A.

Artist: Hezekiah Hudson Baker (American 1940-2007) - Original Florida Highwaymen - Hall of Fame artist.

Title: "The Poinciana"

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Signed: Lower left. "H. Baker"

Size: Sight Size: 24 by 36 inches. Framed: 27 by 39 inches by 1 1/2 inches.

Condition: Very Good Vintage Condition.

Authentication: ALL of our Highwaymen paintings have been authenticated by the recognized authority on Highwaymen paintings, Mr.Paul Barratini.

Please note that the physical colors of this item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting and the background used.

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Hezekiah Baker - The Poinciana - B333
American Folk Art and Outsider Art, American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture
Canvas, Oil Paint
Folk Art
Coastal, Tropical
39" (99 cm)
27" (69 cm)
United States • American

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HALL OF FAME ORIGINAL FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN - Hezekiah Hudson Baker (American 1940-2007) - LARGE Original Oil Painting "The Poinciana"


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