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

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