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

Meet original Highwaymen artist Al Black - Florida Weekly
2 Oct 2014 at 3:00am

Meet original Highwaymen artist Al Black
Florida Weekly
BLACK Al Black, an original Highwaymen artist, will give a painting demonstration, talk about his life and take questions from the audience from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. Some of Mr. Black's artwork ...


The Florida Highwaymen Come To The Archive! - Miami's Community Newspapers
1 Oct 2014 at 9:47am

Miami's Community Newspapers
The Florida Highwaymen Come To The Archive!
Miami's Community Newspapers
In the 1980?s, when trends changed, the Florida Highwaymen parted ways. However, due to a recent surge in demand for their work, several of the original highwaymen have started painting again. In 2004, the twenty-six original Florida Highwaymen were ...


Meet Highwaymen artist Al Black at live painting demonstration - Florida Weekly
30 Sep 2014 at 11:46pm

Meet Highwaymen artist Al Black at live painting demonstration
Florida Weekly
BLACK Al Black, an original Highwaymen artist, will give a live painting demonstration, talk about his inspirational life and offer a question-and-answer session with attendees from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 4. He will have original artwork for sale, with ...


Art of the Highwaymen - Florida Weekly
4 Sep 2014 at 12:47am

Art of the Highwaymen
Florida Weekly
?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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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