(1938 - 2017)
James Gibson was active/lived in Florida. James Gibson is known for dramatic landscape-cloudscape painting.
Biography James Gibson
Following is the AskART Glossary definition of Highwaymen, which included James Gibson.
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
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