Key Dates: 1950-

Influenced in the late fifties and early sixties by the great Florida naturalist, A.E. “Beanie” Backus, the black artists, along with others, used canvasboard, upson board, masonite and canvas to paint on creating dramatically powerful, yet serene, “Florida scapes”.

This artwork was sold by the artists themselves while traveling up and down the highways, primarily along the eastern seaboard, during the last forty years.