Images from Alfred Hair

The undervalued force behind the Highwaymen phenomenon Alfred Hair: Heart of the Highwaymen is a long-awaited testament to the life and work of a painter whose energy and creativity were foundational to the success of his fellow African American artists during the era of Jim Crow segregation.   From the author, Gary Monroe: Alfred Hair arrived … Continue reading Images from Alfred Hair

Alfred Hair

The undervalued force behind the Highwaymen phenomenon “Monroe’s collection stuns, a brilliant portrait of a young artist who died before witnessing his impact on a generation of regional artists and art collectors.”—Publishers Weekly “Hair’s story is fascinating. The themes Monroe discusses are relevant to today’s sociopolitical climate as we further evaluate our sense of place … Continue reading Alfred Hair

Florida Highwaymen: A History

In 1960s Ft. Pierce, Florida, a group of 26 self-taught African-American artists sold their 24” x 36” Upson board paintings out of their car trunks. Even without a name for themselves, they made a living by painting landscapes in their backyards and selling them on the highway. Only decades later, in 1994, did these painters … Continue reading Florida Highwaymen: A History