Lemuel Newton is active/lives in Florida, Georgia. Lemuel Newton is known for Florida highwaymen landscape painting.
Following is the AskART Glossary definition of Highwaymen, which included Lemuel Newton.
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 they painted on inexpensive materials such as
Upson board, a roofer's material, and they sold their work out of the
trunks of their cars. With paintings still wet, they loaded their
vehicles and traveled the state's east coast, selling them door-to-door
and store-to-store, in restaurants, offices, courthouses, and bank
lobbies. In succeeding decades, however, Highwaymen paintings were
consigned to attics and garage sales. Their work has been rediscovered
in the mid 1990's, and today is recognized as the work of American folk
AskART Glossary, http://www.askart.com/AskART/lists/Art_Definition.aspx?sl=H
Originally from Tifton, Georgia, he is the brother of Highwaymen Painters Harold (now deceased) and Sam Newton.
A self-taught artist, he joined his brothers in Fort Pierce Florida, painting landscapes. His primary motives are swamps, palms, beaches and flame trees. From the 1960s on, he has been painting in an American realist/impressionist style.
The Newton Brothers have been inducted in the Florida Artists Hall of Fame along with twenty-three other Highwaymen artists.
Lemuel Newton resides in Georgia.