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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
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. Florida
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.
Ottawa Magazine (blog)
Mary Ann Carroll was the only woman among two dozen African-American landscape painters, subsequently dubbed the Highwaymen, who drove up and down Florida's east coast and into the adjacent interior in the 1950s, '60s and '70s selling paintings ...
Self-taught and self-promoted, they created a body of work of more than 200,000 paintings despite facing many racial and cultural barriers. The Highwaymen first began painting Florida landscapes to make a living, selling them door-to-door to businesses ...