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Crist chooses Fort Pierce artist for holiday card

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist's holiday card
features a painting by a prominent Fort Pierce artist who was one
of the original Highwaymen painters.

The Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee is home to 22 of James
Gibson's paintings.

Gibson completed Nightscape I, the painting featured on the card, about a year ago for Crist. It depicts a palm tree on the bank of the Indian River.

The Highwaymen were a group of African-American landscape
artists based in and around Fort Pierce in the 1950s and 1960s.

Gibson and others sold their paintings for $15 or $20 from the
trunks of their cars.

Some of Gibson's paintings can now sell for as much as $18,000.


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