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

Eye on Art: Catch the Highwaymen show before it's gone - Pensacola News Journal
11 Dec 2014 at 11:00pm
Pensacola News Journal
A female Highwayman - WQCS
10 Nov 2014 at 6:29am
They often sold their paintings from their cars parked on the side of a highway. In the 1950s their work sold for $10 to $15. People loved the stately palms, shimmering lagoons and bright sunsets. Today a Highwayman painting may fetch tens of thousands of ...

Florida Frontiers: Highwaymen preserve Florida's past - Florida Today
20 Oct 2014 at 9:45pm
Florida Todayand more »
The Florida Highwaymen coming to the Archive Fine Art & Collectibles - Miami'...
20 Oct 2014 at 8:26am
Miami's Community Newspapersand more »
New book gives "First Lady of the Highwaymen" her due - Orlando Sentinel
6 Oct 2014 at 7:04am
In his new book, "Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen," Gary Monroe tells the story of the young female artist who faced down the discrimination of a segregated Florida and sold her first painting at age 18. Monroe, a DeLand resident, writes of her ...

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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