The Florida Highwaymen are a group of 26 largely self-taught African-American landscape artists, mostly from the Fort Pierce, FL area. Influenced by the natural Florida landscape, they painted what they saw around them.

They created a body of work of perhaps more than 200,000 paintings, despite facing many racial and cultural barriers in the Jim Crow South of the 1950s and 1960s. Escaping manual labor in the orange groves and packinghouses and without access to galleries and art agents, they made a living selling their paintings, often still wet, door-to-door along Florida’s east coast out of the trunks of their cars.

Their renown grew internationally during the early 2000's and they have been rightfully recognized for their vivid documentation of mid-twentieth century Florida culture and history. All 26 Florida Highwaymen were inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2004.

Although most are now in their seventies and eighties, twelve of the thirteen living artists continue to paint to this day, more than sixty years after they first began. Over time their style has evolved into more carefully created works and away from the “fast painting" techniques of their early years that enabled them to produce large quantities of paintings and maximize their income.

Florida Artists Hall of Fame Inductees

Contact Us

Please direct comments

and inquiries to:

 Gary Felfoldy

 gary@FelfoldyArt.com

What's New?

Digitally Enhanced Art

Original Landscape

Paintings and Photographs

by Gary Felfoldy

Enhanced, Printed on Archival Stretched Canvas, Framed and Ready to Hang

Commissions Welcome !!

---------------

Upcoming Event

Venice Art Center

"In the Style of the

Florida Highwaymen"

Reception:

Friday, June 26, 5-7PM

Exhibition and Sale:

June 26 - July 24

---------------

Site Now Includes

660 Artists

2975

Paintings

(New items added weekly)

---------------

Michael Sears

at the Piano

During a 2019 visit

to Venice, FL

https://youtu.be/uGbNhNTQPX4

---------------

25,000 Site Visits

in our First Year

Now averaging 200 per day.  Thank you!

Get Connected!

Like us on Facebook to

stay in touch and find out about special events!

You are visitor