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Al Black

 (20th century)
Al Black is active/lives in Florida.  Al Black is known for Florida coastal scene.

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Following is the AskART Glossary definition of Highwaymen, which included Al Black.

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. Original members were James Gibson, Alfred Hair, Harold Newton and Livingston Roberts.  The only female member was Mary Ann Carroll. Their major influence was Albert Backus (1906-1991), a white man often referred to as the Dean of Florida painters who had a fanciful formula involving huge cumulus clouds billowing over the ocean. The Highwaymen created hybrid versions of his style, and their work is sometimes characterized as motel art. Typically the   ...  Displaying 750 of 1434 characters.

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Depicting a seascape in old Florida
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