Backwater Cypress with Birds by Florida Highwayman Livingston Roberts
Backwater Cypress with Birds by Florida Highwayman Livingston Roberts. An iconic Florida scene painted in the 1960s in oil on Masonite board.
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Backwater Cypress with Birds by Florida Highwayman Livingston Roberts. An iconic Florida scene painted in the 1960s. Robert’s painted this piece in oil on Masonite board. Artist signed on the lower right of the painting. Similar to other pieces of his work, Roberts’ paintings use thick layers of paint and he often pulls paint into other areas to create deeper and richer details. Up close, the details may appear blurry or smudged, but when viewed as a whole each of Livingston Roberts paintings is incredibly expressive of a single moment in time. Artist is deceased.
The Highwaymen artists specialized in painting Florida landscapes in a flamboyant style. As it was not possible for them to sell their paintings in art galleries and shows, they were selling them right from the backs of their trucks, that’s how they gained their name – Highwaymen.
With Frame Item measures 16” Tall x 8” Wide
Image measures 14 3/4“ Tall x 7“ Wide
Item is in fair condition with wear commensurate with age and origins. Painting is dirty and would benefit from a professional clean. Paint chip missing from the center right of the piece. Additionally there is wear to the frame, including large chip off bottom. Small discoloration on top of frame. Artist signed on bottom right. The piece sits off center and leans to the left. Lastly please view all the photographs as they serve as an extension to the description and condition report.