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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
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. Florida
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.
Art of the Highwaymen
?No Highwaymen painting, as far as I can tell, was ever sold dry,? says Gary Monroe, professor of art at Daytona State College and the author of seminal books about the Highwaymen, including ?The Highwaymen: Florida's African-American Landscape ...
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Talks begin on saving Highwayman's murals inside closed Florida prison
The Florida Highwaymen are 26 black artists, 18 of whom are still alive, who made names for themselves by speed-painting landscapes in the 1960s and 1970s and selling their artwork along the roads of the eastern part of the state. They marketed their work ...
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