Disappearing Florida life captured in famed artist’s paintings

 

Billy Bowlegs III by Jim Hutchinson, “a remarkable man, used by three Presidents as a guide to the Everglades. He spoke wonderful pidgin English, but there was no mistaking his meaning.” Hutchinson invited the elder over for coffee one morning, and after that “he was waiting outside the tent for coffee every morning.” (Source: Palm Beach Post)

From award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger, Sally Swartz:: About 150 of Jim Hutchinson’s friends braved a stormy night in Stuart last week to hear their favorite celebrated artist talk about living with the Seminoles and Miccosukees half a century ago.

Hutchinson’s paintings from those six years, well known statewide and nationally, capture not only a gone-forever way of life, but also the disappearing landscapes of Florida’s tropical wilderness.

For the complete entry: http://opinionzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/10/18/disappearing-florida-life-captured-in-famed-artists-paintings/

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