American Highwayman Art

a Subcategory of Representational Art (other): 20-21st Century

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FloridaHighwaymenPaintings.com says: "In the early 1950's through the 1980's 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."  Accessed 8/17

The Highwaymen, also referred to as the Florida Highwaymen, from Wikipedia  Accessed 8/17

NPR says of The Highwaymen: "If you traveled by way of Florida's Route 1 in the 1960s, you might have encountered a young, African-American artist, selling a lushly painted oil landscape from his car. They weren't allowed in galleries during Jim Crow segregation -- but motels, office buildings and tourists would buy their vivid works."  Accessed 8/17

 

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