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Florida People: Florida Artists
The State of Florida has many natural resources, and at Floridian Nature we believe that Florida artists are one of our great assets.  The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of activities to do with creating art, practicing the arts and/or demonstrating an art.  In deciding which artists we would highlight on our websites, we wanted to recognize persons, living or deceased, who have made significant contributions to the arts in Florida either as performing or practicing artists in individual disciplines.

The individual may be a native of the state or one who adopted Florida as home. Recipients of this award demonstrate the diversity of artistic accomplishment that comprises the rich cultural tapestry of this state.

We visited the Florida Artist Hall of Fame and the majority of our selections are also listed there. The Florida Artists Hall of Fame Established by the Florida Legislature in 1986. the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. "The State of Florida recognizes that the individual artist and benefactor are paramount and fundamental to cultural development. These individuals contribute to Florida's national or international reputation as a state with a strong and sustained commitment toward the development of cultural excellence".

Click on the name of the artist to go to an informational page that is complete with photographs. We hope you enjoy the talents of special people from the state of Florida, and appreciate what a great resource they have been to not only to Floridians but to everyone

Performing Artists- Performing arts include the dance, music, opera, drama, and circus arts. Artists who participate in performing arts in front of an audience are called performers, including actors, comedians, dancers, musicians, and singers. Performing arts are also supported by workers in related fields, such as songwriting and stagecraft. Our Florida Performing Artists are:

|George Abbott  |Jimmy Buffett |Ray Charles |Lawrence "Hank" Locklin  |Will McLean  |Victor Nunez |Burt Reynolds |Gamble Rogers   


Visual Artists- The visual arts are art forms that focus on the creation of works which are primarily visual in nature, such as drawing, painting, photography, printmaking. These definitions should not be taken too strictly as many artistic disciplines (performing arts, conceptual art, textile arts) involve aspects of the visual arts as well as arts of other types. Also included within the visual arts are the applied arts such as industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design and decorative art. The current usage of the term "visual arts" includes fine arts as well as crafts. Our Florida Visual Artists are:

|Earl Cunningham| The Florida Highwaymen |Martin Johnson Heade| Addison Mizner |Robert Rauschenberg |James Rosenquist 

Writers- A writer is anyone who creates a written work, though the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, as well as those who have written in many different forms. The word is almost synonymous with author. A writer may compose in many different forms including  poetry, prose, or music. Accordingly, a writer in specialist mode may rank as a poet, novelist, copywriter, composer, lyricist, playwright,  journalist, screenwriter for film or television, etc. Our Florida Writers are:

|Harry Crews |Ernest Hemingway |Zora Neale Hurston  |John Rosamond Johnson  |James Weldon Johnson  |Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings  |Patrick D Smith  |Tennessee Williams  |Ellen Taaffe Zwilich




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