Florida Frontiers: The Original Highwaymen Artists

Over the past few decades, the mid-20th century paintings by a group known as the Highwaymen have become some of the most popular artwork produced in Florida.

The new exhibit “Paintings of Nostalgic Florida: The Original Highwaymen Artists” is on display at the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science April 6 to 28.

 

The opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday features wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and the opportunity to meet living Highwaymen artists. A presentation will be given by Gary Monroe, author of the book “The Highwaymen: Florida’s African American Landscape Artists.” Tickets are $25 per person ($20 for FHS Members) and are available at myfloridahistory.org.

The Highwaymen artists are a group of largely self-taught African American painters known for their colorful Florida landscapes. The

Article source: https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2018/03/30/florida-frontiers-original-highwaymen-artists/473621002/

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