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.
 
 
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Florida Highwaymen News

Famed Highwayman painter Butler dies at 70 - News-Sun
21 Mar 2014 at 7:09am

Famed Highwayman painter Butler dies at 70
News-Sun
The two collaborated on a painting of Florida pine woods that hangs in Levy's shop on South Florida Avenue. ?I think I gave him a set of tires for it,? Harrison said. ?He did a different style than the other Highwaymen. He was right up there with the better Florida ...

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Robert Butler, Famed Painter of Florida Wildlife, Dies at 70 - The Ledger
20 Mar 2014 at 2:19am

Robert Butler, Famed Painter of Florida Wildlife, Dies at 70
The Ledger
The two collaborated on a painting of Florida pine woods that hangs in Levy's shop on South Florida Avenue. "I think I gave him a set of tires for it," Harrison said. "He did a different style than the other Highwaymen. He was right up there with the better Florida ...

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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