Florida Highwaymen, Sam Newton at his peak painting time, the end of the 1990s. A Poinciana on a road along the river's edge, commonly call "River Road" Scene. The end of the 1990s until about 2015 were when Sam was painting at his very best in my estimation. This work shows the absolute mastery of the oil painting art Sam had acquired over the years.

I was told, this painting came from a doctor's home who collected Sam Newton oil paintings from Sam who dropped by his office year after year with paintings for sale.

Royal Poinciana paintings are rare as most people who buy them never sell them and they stay in the family. Sam's paintings from this era, the top of his painting career, with a River Road and a Poinciana and Palms like no one else does them are particularly rare and hard to find. The time to buy is when you see it. When it is gone, it is gone. I don't know if I will ever find another one.

The Highwaymen were a group of Black American Artists. They had been doing menial jobs, starting in the 50s, picking oranges and the like. There was a famous Florida Landscape artist by the name of A. E. Backus who opened his home to all people and helped anyone who wanted to learn to paint. He gave lessons to Alfred Hair and Al Hair eventually taught others to paint and that is how the Highwaymen got started. Some of the artist were frame makers for the group and then later started painting, others had other jobs, but in all, 26 of the group were eventually listed as Highwaymen. Harold Newton is by most consider the best of the group, but in my opinion, Sam Newton, living longer than his brother developed his talent to the same level as Harold. Sam has never liked the term, "Highwaymen", because before that term was coined, everyone just called these Florida Landscape paintings, Newtons. Harold, Sam and Lem Newton traveled around and sold their paintings so widely and early that the general public had already formed the name Newtons. I as a child remember people talking about their Newtons.

Growing up in the area where the Highwaymen sold their work, before they were called Highwaymen, I even bought one from a man named Johnny Daniels when he came into the Jewelry Shop where I was working. I paid $20.00 for it. That was in 1988, before the name Highwaymen was given to the group. When he came into the shop, the owner stated that maybe he would become as valuable as a Newton. The owner bought 5 and I bought 1. Twenty dollars was a lot of money back then.

Later, as an adult, I used to go to Sam's House to buy paintings from him. He and his wife were very nice and I used to buy groups of paintings from him.

The painting listed is an original Sam Newton Oil Painting and measures 12 by 24 inches plus the size of the original frame listed elsewhere. It is on Masonite and is in excellent condition. It is signed on the left side bottom while the paint was still wet.

Shipping is an estimate; I will refund any over charge after the cost of the box, packing materials and actual shipping charge.

***For California residents. Per the new California law, please be aware that the materials used in the manufacture of this item may be cancer causing. Thank you.

Local Pick up is an option, but I cannot accept a PayPal payment because they require tracking, but I can take a credit card or cash payment upon pick up. There will be a 7% Florida Tax on all my items sold. Ruby Lane collects and pays for the taxes.

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Brown, Champagne, Cream, Gold, Red
Oil Paint
Folk Art, Impressionism, Landscape, Outsider Art
Coastal, Tropical
29" (74 cm)
17" (43 cm)
United States • American
Late 20th Century

Stanford Arts LLC

Sam Newton 20th Century Florida Highwaymen Painting River Road Poinciana 12x24

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