Alfred Hair, Artist (1941–1970) A protégé of Florida landscape artist A.E. Backus, Alfred Hair founded the group of highly successful African American painters that came to be known as The Highwaymen in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Hair rejected his teacher’s meticulous style in favor of producing multiple paintings at one time to increase production of his beautiful images. Hair was shot and killed in 1970. FLOR500, Garden 326
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Alfred Hair, Artist

(19411970)

A protégé of Florida landscape artist A.E. Backus, Alfred Hair founded the group of highly successful African American painters that came to be known as The Highwaymen in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Hair rejected his teacher’s meticulous style in favor of producing multiple paintings at one time to increase production of his beautiful images. Hair was shot and killed in 1970.





 




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