Florida Highwaymen Art

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Highwaymen
 
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.
 
 
Click here to see Highwaymen Paintings for Sale
 

Florida Highwaymen News

Artist AE Backus' Legacy Lives On Through Exhibition Featuring Works By Flori...
27 Jan 2016 at 8:28am
Stuart Magazineand more »
Book review: 'Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen' by Gary Monroe ...
11 Jul 2015 at 9:48am
The locale for Highwaymen painting was Lincoln Park in west Fort Pierce, a self-contained African-American community during Jim Crow that included blacks from every socioeconomic class and in which the ideals of hard work and self-respect were ...


The Hidden Artists of Florida - Observer News
2 Jul 2015 at 8:04am
Observer News
Highwaymen painter featured in Scott's address - TCPalm
3 Mar 2015 at 11:24am
TCPalm
Florida Frontiers: Highwaymen preserve Florida's past - Florida Today
20 Oct 2014 at 9:45pm
Florida Todayand more »
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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