Highwaymen Harold Newton
Harold Newton / Oil on Masonite / 39 X 27 (with frame)
Widely hailed as the most talented of the Florida Highwaymen painters, and often referred to as “the original Highwayman,” Harold Newton is the artist who, along with Alfred Hair, is credited with founding the group. When viewed as a whole, Newton’s body of work stands apart from that of his Highwaymen colleagues in its technical acuity.
Inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2004, Newton’s work hangs in numerous notable collections around the world and is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and the U.S. Department of State’s prestigious Art in Embassies program.