Issac Knight is one of the 26 artists from Florida that have been recognized as Highwaymen Artists and entered into the Florida's Hall of Fame. The group was a loose association of young and talented African-American painters who painted Florida landscapes in the 1950s through 1960s and 1970s. Issac Knight paintings are not just examples of the Highwaymen art, but well-respected as a historical work, the soulful outpourings of a son of plantation workers Arthur and Mabel Knight.
Seemingly insignificant twists of fate paint deep hues and public highlights of Issac Knight's life. From these twists, we find Issac Knight paintings speak the wonder of possibility and promise flowing from a simple choice.
Issac Knight's fame grew out of his choice to help Al Black (one of the original Highwaymen) sell paintings for Alfred Hair (another original Highwaymen artist) on Saturdays in the late 1950s. When selling days ended early, he taught himself while contributing to the painting efforts of his fellow artists. Concerned with perfection of technique and possessing a propensity for visualizing the work, we can see in the Issac Knight paintings his ability to paint quickly and accurately which distinguished his art.
From each venture, Issac Knight paintings developed their own special subjects. Ocean scenes with setting sun emerged on canvas or upson board (cheap, but most common material of Highwaymen artists), vivid images exploding. Gradually, each landscape grew more unique, with techniques whispering outside the boundaries of the "learned".
This particular offering is a vivid depiction of a very dramatic sunset. The orange sky appeals to you on an emotional level.
Please remember that the original paintings that I offer are one of a kind. If you love a particular one of a kind offering, the fact that there may be different or lesser works available by the same artist at a lower price will not be the same to you.
.Recently the prices of all the Highwaymen's works, especially the original Highwaymen, have steadily gone up. I would expect prices to continue to rise, especially after the movie about the Highwaymen is released.
Artist: Isaac Knight (b 1941) - an Original Highwayman.
Medium: Oil on upson board.
Title: "Sunset on the Ocean"
Size: 24 by 18 inches; framed approximately 26 by 30 inches.
Condition: Very Good.
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Florida Highwaymen Artist Isaac Knight Original Signed Oil "Sunset On The Ocean" -