We are pleased to present the iconic works of the Florida Highwaymen, and will be hosting Mary Ann Carroll and Roy McLendon, two of the several remaining highwaymen.
For those of you who are not familiar with the Florida Highwaymen, they were a group of twenty-six African-American artists from the 1950's to the 1980's. They painted landscapes of the beautiful underdeveloped Florida through the use of vivid and bright colors. Many of their paintings consist of wind-bent palm trees, serene sunsets, oceans and bright Poinciana trees.
In the 1980's, when trends changed, the Florida Highwaymen parted ways. However, due to a recent surge in demand for their work, several of the original highwaymen have started painting again. In 2004, the twenty-six original Florida Highwaymen were inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. The original paintings are highly regarded and come at a high demand by collectors and enthusiasts.