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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.
Pensacola News Journal
They often sold their paintings from their cars parked on the side of a highway. In the 1950s their work sold for $10 to $15. People loved the stately palms, shimmering lagoons and bright sunsets. Today a Highwayman painting may fetch tens of thousands of ...
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In his new book, "Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen," Gary Monroe tells the story of the young female artist who faced down the discrimination of a segregated Florida and sold her first painting at age 18. Monroe, a DeLand resident, writes of her ...