Florida’s Highwaymen: Legendary Landscapes – Bob Beatty
Paintings by the Florida Highwaymen are prized by collectors today, but their story is about much more than art. The name refers to African American artists, mostly from the Fort Pierce area, who painted landscapes and made a living selling them, door-to-door, to businesses and individuals throughout the state from the mid-1950s through the 1980s. It was not a formal movement and represented no “official” group, yet the Highwaymen thrived as artists and entrepreneurs through their sheer determination to succeed as painters and not as laborers in citrus groves, their expected social role.
View over 100 Highwaymen paintings, many never-before-published,in this book. Discover this uniquely Florida story through photos of the artists then and now, images of their world, and first-person accounts and primary source research on their lives and times.