…a true story
The 50's were full of post‐war prosperity, but at the same time the civil rights movement was growing. Color deﬁned people as much as it deﬁned art. African Americans were struggling for equal standing but that sentiment was met with brutal resistance even within their own race. White teachers were not allowed to teach blacks, except there was a particular well known painter who was "color blind" and taught talented kids of all races.
In this never‐before-‐told true story, we follow this luminary and the triumphant six young African Americans which would invent "speed painting" and be called "The Last Great Art Movement in America of the 20th century".
There was the elusive typewriter salesman and his heroic efforts to lead these renegade painters into the 21'st Century, against all odds and a 12 year prison sentence. The brutal murder of their leader and how he inspired 25 of Florida's most talented painters to reject their inevitable fate of picking oranges in the ﬁelds, that their art would hang in The White House, The Smithsonian and the Florida Governor's Mansion.
Yet these artist would never get any recognition for it. This riveting story illustrates an artistic legacy of unconditional friendship, remarkable talent and insatiable determination in the lives of people who had nothing to believe in but their unwavering faith and the paintbrush in their hands. They were until now… The Unknowns. A story with a positive outlook similar to "The Cider House Rules" and "Dead Poets Society".