Sylvester Wells paints in an exciting fashion. His art shows clouds that are billowing and so colorful, over a serene water with herons and egrets. His artwork has a style that is quite recognizable, and quite different from the other Florida Highwaymen.
Who were the Highwaymen? A group of young African-American landscape and skyscape painters, these artists painted their way out of the despair awaiting them as workers in Florida citrus groves and packing houses of the 1950s. Typically they painted on inexpensive materials such as Upson board, a roofer's material, and they sold their work out of the trunks of their cars. With paintings still wet, they loaded their vehicles and traveled the state's east coast, selling them door-to-door and store-to-store, in restaurants, offices, courthouses, and bank lobbies. In succeeding decades, however, Highwaymen paintings were consigned to attics and garage sales. Their work has been rediscovered in the mid 1990's, and today is recognized as the work of American folk artists.
Country of Origin: Unite States.
Artist: S. M. (Sylvester) Wells (American b. 1938)
Size: Artwork is 14 by 11 inches; Framed 16 by 13 inches.
Condition: Very Good Vintage Condition. Frame is also inVery Good Condition.
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- FLORIDA HIGHWAYMAN - S. M. (Sylvester) Wells (American b. 1938) - -Original Signed Oil - Outstanding and Exciting!