Robert (RL) Lewis
Robert (R.L.) Lewis is active/lives in Florida. Robert Lewis is known for Highwayman painting, landscape, seascape, skyscape.
Biography Robert (R.L.) Lewis
As one of the most active Highwayman painters, Robert Lewis can often be found at festivals or in community settings doing demonstrations. His son Robert Lewis, Jr., refers to him as “a life-long teacher,” and maybe also as a preservationist.
Robert was born in Cocoa, Florida, the third of six children. His father was a railroad worker who built the railways. His mother was a seamstress and she supported Robert’s early interest in drawing. Coming from a strong working-class family, Robert never had to work in the fields or the citrus groves.
He attended the historically black Monroe High School in Cocoa. After an injury playing sports, he was assigned to an art class. Here he met his biggest supporter, a white artist and art t
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