Florida Highwaymen Art

News, Info and Paintings

In the early 1950ís through the 1980ís a group of twenty-six African-American artists known as the "Florida Highwaymen" used vivid and bright colors to display the beautiful untouched Florida landscape. The Florida Highwaymen painted wind-bent palm trees, serene sunsets, churning oceans and bright red Poinciana trees. They painted from their garages and back yards on inexpensive Upson board and then on the weekends they would travel and sell their Highwaymen paintings to hotels, offices, businesses and individuals who appreciated the artwork for around $25 a piece.
Collecting Florida Highwaymen art has become an exciting, but often expensive, hobby. The market for an original work of art by a Florida Highwayman can easily bring $5,000 or more. Some of the Highwaymen who are still living have resumed painting to meet the continuing demand for their work. Please take your time to browse our site for more information, or search above to find exactly what you are looking for.
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Florida Highwaymen News

The Hidden Artists of Florida - Observer News
2 Jul 2015 at 8:04am
Self-taught and self-promoted, they created a body of work of more than 200,000 paintings despite facing many racial and cultural barriers. The Highwaymen first began painting Florida landscapes to make a living, selling them door-to-door to businesses ...

Zaimarie De Guzman: Hobe Sound building is canvas for first public Florida .....
24 Jun 2015 at 7:07am
Anthony Westbury: Will the Highwaymen ever reach the silver screen? - TCPalm
12 Jun 2015 at 9:36am
Highwaymen murals on Riverview prison walls sell for $150 - TBO.com
25 May 2015 at 3:10pm
Shuttered Hillsborough Correctional Institution's cafeteria murals, painted by Al Black, one of the state's famed Highwaymen artists, sold at auction over the weekend. Now the task is to get them out of the building before it is bulldozed. PHOTO FROM ...

Painting by legendary Highwayman artist Albert (Beanie) Backus brings $20000 ...
29 Mar 2015 at 8:45pm
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Books and Videos

  • The Highwaymen: Florida's African-American Landscape Painters by Gary Monroe
    DVD: The Highwaymen Florida's Outsider Artists
    Florida's Highwaymen: Legendary Landscapes by Bob Beatty