Highwaymen Resources

 

Highwaymen Highlights

  • 26 Black Teenage Artists
  • 1950s and 1960s
  • Largely Self-Taught
  • Fort Pierce & Vero Beach
  • Paint or Pick Oranges
  • Segregated South
  • No Access to Galleries
  • Sold Door-to-Door
  • Speed Painting
  • Upson Board & Crown Molding
  • Named in 1994
  • Listed in 2001
  • Honored in 2004
  • 15 Deceased
  • Many Still Painting

 

The Florida Artists Hall of Fame Inductees

  • A.E. Backus (Mentor)
  • Curtis Arnett
  • Hezekiah Baker
  • Al ("Blood") Black
  • Ellis Buckner
  • George Buckner
  • Robert Butler
  • Mary Ann Carroll
  • Johnny ("Hook") Daniels
  • Willie Daniels
  • Rodney Demps
  • James Gibson
  • Alfred Hair
  • Isaac Knight
  • Robert L. Lewis, Jr.
  • John Maynor
  • Roy McLendon
  • Alfonso ("Poncho") Moran
  • Harold Newton
  • Lemuel Newton
  • Sam Newton
  • Willie Reagan
  • Livingston ("Castro") Roberts
  • Carnell ("Pete") Smith
  • Charles Walker
  • Sylvester M. Wells
  • Charles ("Chico") Wheeler

 

Legend-Makers

 

A.E. ("Bean") Backus

  • "Dean" of home-grown Florida landscape artists
  • Florida Artists Hall of Fame member
  • Mentor to many Highwaymen artists

  

Zanobia Bracy Jefferson

  • Sculptor and painter
  • Lincoln Park Academy art instructor
  • Referred student Alfred Hair to Bean Backus

  

Jim Fitch

  • Art collector, gallery owner, art historian, curator
  • Coined the term "Highwaymen"

  

Gary Monroe

  • Documentary photographer
  • Daytona State College professor (Ret.)
  • Author "The Highwaymen" (2001)

  

 

Highwaymen "Templates"

 

Royal Poinciana

Charles ("Chico") Wheeler

 

Ocean Shore

Hezekiah Baker

 

Breaking Waves

Mary Ann Carroll

 

Fire Skies

R.L. McLendon

 

Indian River

Willie Daniels

 

St. Lucie & Inland Rivers

Sylvester M. Wells

 

Backcountry

Sam Newton

 

 

Backcountry Pines

James Gibson

 

River of Grass

Robert Butler

 

People

Harold Newton

 

Stormy Weather

Alfred Hair

 

 

Moonlight on the Water

Willie Daniels

 

Orange Groves

A.E. Backus

 

Wildlife

Robert Butler

 

 

Books

 

Monroe, Gary. The Highwaymen: Florida's African-American Landscape Painters.

Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001.

 

Monroe, Gary. Postcards from the Highwaymen. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012.

 

Monroe, Gary. The Highwaymen Murals: Al Black’s Concrete Dreams. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009.

 

Monroe, Gary. Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen.

Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014.

 

Monroe, Gary. Harold Newton: The Original Highwayman. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007.

 

Enns, Catherine M. The Journey of the Highwaymen. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2009.

 

Beatty, Bob. Florida’s Highwaymen Legendary Landscapes. Orlando: Historical Society of Central Florida, 2005.

 

Kuzmanovic, Natasha. Tropical Light: The Art of A. E. Backus. New York: Vendome Press, 2016.

 

Lewis, Robert III and Lewis, Robert, Jr. A Journey Through the Eyes of An Original Highwayman Artist R.L. Lewis, Jr. Orlando: DOMINIONHOUSE Publishing & Design, 2015.

 

Butler, Robert and Munoz, Dr. Sheila R. Highwaymen Artists: An Untold Truth. Scotts Valley: CreateSpace, 2014.

 

Butler, Robert with Munoz, Dr. Sheila R. Timeless Echoes: The Life and Art of Robert Butler. Scotts Valley: CreateSpace, 2014.

 

Butler, Robert with Munoz, Dr. Sheila R. The Cracker Cowman: The Heritage of Florida Ranches as Depicted by Artist Robert Butler. Scotts Valley: CreateSpace, 2014.

 

 

Websites, Musuems, Shops & Galleries

 

Florida Highway Paintings

http://www.floridahighwaymenpaintings.com/

 

Florida Highwaymen: From the Roadside to the National Collection

https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/stories/collection/florida-highwaymen

 

The Highwaymen Artists

https://thefloridahighwaymen.com/highwaymen-paintings/

 

FloridaHighwaymen.com

http://floridahighwaymen.com/

 

The Highwaymen: Speed Painting in the Sunshine State

https://www.npr.org/news/specials/2012/highwaymen/

 

The Highwaymen Trail

https://thehighwaymentrail.com/

 

Authentic Florida: Celebrating Florida’s Highwaymen, Historic Outsider Artists

http://www.authenticflorida.com/articles/things-to-do/celebrating-florida-s-highwaymen-historic-outsider-artists/

 

Highwaymen Art Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, FL

https://highwaymengallery.weebly.com/highwaymen-art.html

 

Highwaymen Art Specialists, Vero Beach, FL

http://highwaymenartspecialists.com/

 

Grant Antique Mall, Grant, FL

http://www.grantantiquemall.com/highwaymen-art.html

 

Legendary Highwaymen Gallery, Vero Beach, FL

https://raymclendonfloridahighwaymenartgallery.com/legendary-fl-highwaymen

 

Highwaymen Art Auctions

http://www.rennickauctions.com/florida-highwaymen-paintings/

 

A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery

https://www.backusmuseum.com/

 

Timeless Treasures, Arcadia, FL

http://treasuresarcadiafl.com/Highwaymen-Paintings/

 

Corey’s Antiques, Arcadia, FL

http://www.corysantiquesarcadia.com/

 

Rum Runners Antiques, Nokomis, FL

http://www.rumrunnersantiques.com/home-1.html

 

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