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

Bank hosts Florida Highwaymen exhibit - Florida Weekly
29 Jan 2015 at 1:43am
Florida Highwaymen painting by Mary Ann Carroll Charlotte State Bank & Trust is celebrating Black History Month with exhibits of Florida Highwaymen paintings at each of the bank's five offices. The Highwaymen is the name given to a group of mostly ...

Legendary Highwaymen artists to be featured at Orange County Regional ... - B...
21 Jan 2015 at 4:57am
The look of ?old Florida? that many have come to love, including the natural beauty comes from a group of African American artists, known as the Highwaymen. They got their name by painting Florida landscapes and driving from town to town to sell their ...

Eye on Art: Catch the Highwaymen show before it's gone - Pensacola News Journal
11 Dec 2014 at 11:00pm
Pensacola News Journal
Art talk: Lehigh Art League members enjoy meeting Highwayman artist - Lehigh ...
22 Oct 2014 at 11:12am
Three members of the Lehigh Art League said they really enjoyed the time they had to listen to and chat with Al Black, an original Highwayman artist, after his demonstration of a painting of a scenic Florida landscape at the Alliance of the Arts in Fort Myers ...

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Florida Frontiers: Highwaymen preserve Florida's past - Florida Today
20 Oct 2014 at 9:45pm
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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