KINDLE [The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters]


Storical notes what motivated the Highwaymen ON THE NATURE OF ART AND the nature of art and on What s clear s that were serious talented artists who sought to earn a living than to create these were serious talented artists who sought to earn a living than to create art Some nice nsight nto the nformal group of self taught painters that hawked their hastily painted Florida landscape paintings to travelers and local businesses. Rid form of landscape painting corrupting the classically nfluenced deals of the Highwaymen’s white mentor A E Bean Backus At first the paintings sold like boom time real estate In succeeding decades however they were consigned to attics and garage sales Rediscovered n the mid 1990s today they are recognized as the work of American folk artists  Gary Monroe tells the story behind the Highwaymen a loose association of 25 men and 1 woman from the Ft Pierce area a fascinating mixture of ndividual talent collective enterprise and cultural heritage He also offers a critical look at the paintings and the movement's development Added to this are personal reminiscences by some of the artists along with a gallery of 63 full color reproductions of their paintings  . .



The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters

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History The obvious of this book are the 60 or so high uality reprints of the art of the loose collective known as the Highwaymen Operative n Florida during the 50 s 60 s 70 s and 80 s They were rediscovered n the 1990s and since people have bee collecting their art What drew me. For the first time the real story behind people have bee collecting their art What drew me. For the first time the real story behind Highwaymen has emerged a well researched lively and comprehensive overview of the development and contribution of these African American artists and their place n the history of Florida’s popular culture Mallory McCane O’Connor author of Lost Cities of the Ancient Southeast The Highwaymen ntroduces a group of young black artists who painted  their way out of the despair awaiting them n citrus groves the despair awaiting them n citrus groves packing houses of 1950s Florida As their story recaptures the magination of Floridians and their paintings fetch ever escalating prices the legacy of their freshly conceived landscapes exerts a new and powerful nfluence on the popular conception of the Sunshine StateWhile the value of Highwaymen paintings has. .
To their story was a story about them on NPR a short while I was ntrigued by the mages I found on the on NPR short while back I was ntrigued by the mages I found on the I sought this book out The art s vivid and bold and appeals to an dealized and romanticized notion of Florida during that periodBut the relatively short narrative that leads nto this book provided some valuable context and perspective hi. Soared More All-of-a-Kind Family in recent years until now no authoritative account of the lives and work of these black Florida artists has existed Emergingn the late 1950s the Highwaymen created dyllic uickly realized mages of the Florida dream and peddled some 100000 of them from the trunks of their cars   Working with nexpensive materials the Highwaymen produced an astonishing number of landscapes that depict a romanticized Florida a faraway place of wind swept palm trees billowing cumulus clouds wetlands lakes rivers ocean and setting sun With paintings still wet they loaded their cars and traveled the state's east coast selling the mages door to door and store to store n restaurants offices courthouses and bank lobbies  Sometimes characterized as motel art the work s a hyb. .