Harold Newton Highwaymen

Harold Newton

Harold Newton Highwaymen (1934 - 1994) One of the Florida African-American painters known as the Highwaymen, Harold Newton and the others were landscapists. These landscapists used a fanciful, formula style that involved billowing cumulus clouds and the ocean. The group which included Newton, James Gibson, and Alfred Hair, and were influenced by Albert E Backus, the "dean of Florida landscape Painting."

The 19 year old Newton was persuaded by Backus to stop painting religious scenes and take up landscapes, which he quickly taught himself to do. Gallery representation was out of the question for black painters at that time in South Florida, and so Newton began selling his paintings directly out of his car. Selling out of the car was a practice all the Highwaymen painters would follow. For these young black painters it was basically a choice between work in the orange groves or another menial job, or if they had any talent at all, making art. Typically they painted on upson board, a manufactured product used by roofers. They also painted on masonite and wood. Works were framed in crown molding and then sold from car trunks.

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Harold Newton Paintings

Harold Newton Highwaymen
24" high x 48" wide, upson board, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
24" high x 30" wide, masonite, custom frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
23" high x 25" wide, masonite, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
22" high x 30" wide, canvas board, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
20" high x 16" wide, masonite, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
16" high x 20" wide, masonite original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
24" high x 34" wide, masonite, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
16" high x 12" wide, masonite, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
24" high x 22" wide, upson board, custom frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
28" high x 48" wide, upson board, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
24" high x 32" wide, masonite, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
24" high x 32" wide, masonite, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
24" high x 36" wide, masonite, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
24" high x 36" wide, upson board, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
24" high 30" wide, masonite, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
24" high x 30" wide, upson board, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
22" high x 28" high, masonite, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
24" high x 40" wide, masonite, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
12" high x 16" wide, canvas, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
24" high x 48" wide, upson board, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
24" high x 30" wide, masonite, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
12" high x 24" wide, masonite, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
36" wide x 24" high, upson board, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
24" high x 48" wide, upson board, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
24" high x 20" wide, upson board, original frame

Harold Newton Highwaymen
16" high x 20" wide, masonite, original frame

 

Highwayman Artists

Alfred Hair | Harold Newton | Roy McLendon | James Gibson | Sam Newton | Robert Butler | Al Black
Mary Ann Carroll
| Willie Daniels | Ellis Buckner | George Buckner