FL Highwaymen R.L. Lewis Painting
Highwaymen R.L Lewis - Oil on Board
17 X 21 (with frame)
R.L. Lewis is one of the most creative and versatile figures of a Florida Landscape Artist tradition that has become known as The Highwaymen. He is also a retired Art Teacher of 32 years in Brevard County. Inspired by Harold Newton and his brothers, Lewis picked up a gifted paint brush from Harold and never looked back.
Inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2004, Lewis’ work hung at the Smithsonian as part of the exhibition A Florida Original: RL Lewis and the Highwaymen Tradition” in 2003-2004, and he received a National Endowment for the Arts grant (2003-2005) for his project Preserving the Highwaymen Tradition. He continues to live, work and paint in Cocoa, Fla. today, and is a frequent guest, lecturer, and teacher at schools and galleries throughout Florida.