Alfred Hair

Alfred Hair’s entrepreneurial spirit and artistic ingenuity made him the natural leader of the Highwaymen, a group of twenty-six African American landscape artists who sold their works door-to-door and from their car trunks along the coastal roads of a segregated Florida. He rejected the advice of others to paint slowly and deliberately; instead, he used one color at a time and applied it across numerous canvases in quick succession, sometimes creating twenty unique landscapes in one session. The resulting works were paintings with quick, gestural brushwork that minimized descriptive detail and emphasized mood and atmosphere.

Source: New York Times, Forbes