Tracy is the son of Sam Newton, An Original Highwayman). Sam Newton's talent is acknowledged and revered by the art world. His son seems to have inherited true artistic talent. I expect he will be inducted into the Florida Highwaymen's Hall of Fame some day. probably sooner than later.
Country of Origin: U. S. A.
Artist: Tracy Newton, (American, b. 1975) Son of legendary original Florida Highwayman Sam Newton.
Medium: Oil on Canvas.
Size: 16 by 20 inches; framed 20 by 24 inches.
Signed: Lower Right.
Condition: Very Good Vintage Condition. Wood Frame also in Very Good Condition..
Please note that the physical colors of this item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera and the lighting.
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.
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Florida Highwaymen "Second Generation Movement" - Tracy Newton (American, b. 1975)