Sam Newton

Sam Newton frequently paints larger compositions slower than his other Florida Highwaymen cotemporaries to achieve a higher level of detail and a subtle blend of colors. Born in Tifton, Georgia, Sam is one of three Newton brothers—including Harold and Lemuel—who are members of the Highwaymen group. Denied access to Whites-only galleries, the Highwaymen—a group of twenty-six African American artists—sold their vibrant Florida landscapes directly to tourists and businesses, often from the trunks of their cars. As the group grew, they learned painting techniques from one another, developing a quick, impressionistic method.