Spotlight on the Highwaymen Painters

“Wind-bent palm trees, sand, surf, billowing clouds and vivid sunsets were the essentials of Florida landscape painting that emerged following World War II. Occasionally moss-draped cypress trees in the still water of a marsh presented a more contemplative view, while a royal Poinciana in full, flaming red bloom or a storm-tossed shore provided dramatic relief. … Continue reading Spotlight on the Highwaymen Painters

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

Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen

Today we proudly publish Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen by fine arts professor and photographer Gary Monroe. His new book features color plates of Mary Ann Carroll’s most famous landscape paintings and tells the never-before-told story of her hard-fought journey to provide for her family and make a name for herself in a man’s world. Carroll … Continue reading Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen