Johnny L. "Hook" Daniels: (1954 - 2009)
Born: Quincy, Florida, raised in Fort Pierce.
The youngest of the Highwaymen, he started his painting career as a teenager in the mid-1960's, constructing frames for some of the other painters in Fort Pierce. Johnny learned to paint by watching the older painters such as but not limited to Willie Daniels his older brother and Alfred Hair. It was not long before Johnny was selling his paintings on the road with the other Highwaymen. Johnny taught others to paint, including kelvin Hair, Alfred's son who was only five when his father died. For a short period of time both Johnny and Willie sold paintings in their gallery in Fort Peirce. Johnny would often include bears, fish, birds and other Florida game in his paintings.
Johnny Daniels Biography information: obtained from website thehighwaymentrail.com. This website is a fantastic reference to learn about the 26 Florida Highwaymen artists and their importance to Florida's history.