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Harold Newton

 (1934 - 1994)
Harold Newton was active/lived in Florida.  Harold Newton is known for landscape painting.

Harold Newton

Biography from the Archives of askART

One of the Florida African-American painters known as the Highwaymen, Harold Newton and the others were landscapists with a fanciful, formula style that involved billowing cumulus clouds and the ocean. The group included Newton, James Gibson, and Alfred Hair, and were influenced by Albert E Backus, the "dean of Florida landscape painting."

Typically they painted on upson board, a manufactured product used by roofers, and they framed their works with crown molding and sold the paintings from their car trunks.

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James Andrew  "Harold"  Newton was born in Gifford, Florida on October 30, 1934. He moved to Tifton, Georgia at an early age, where he attended Industrial Elementary and High School.  In 1954, at age 20, he returned to Gifford where he began his painting career.

Through the years, Harold lived and painted all over the state of Florida.


Biography from Firestone Fine Art - II
Harold Newton was a black folk artist who painted in and around Melbourne, Florida, 1955-1987.  Newton was a member of the "Highwaymen," a group of itinerant black artists painting in the treasure coast area of Florida.

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About  Harold Newton

Born:  1934 - Gifford, Florida
Died:   1994
Known for:  landscape painting