Harold Newton captured the beauty of natural Florida while shaping the notion of the Sunshine State as an attainable Paradise. A lively but enigmatic figure, Newton left countless oils as he traversed the state during his forty-year career. Not only is he the most popular of the Highwaymen, but the one that the other of the group hold in the highest esteem. Harold Newton's legacy is a supreme contribution to the popular image of Florida as Paradise. It's an enduring testimony that constitutes him as a major, hitherto unrecognized, Florida artist.
University Press of Florida, 2007