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The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters. Signed by author and 9 artists.


*This copy is signed by the author, Gary Monroe, as well as 9 of the featured artists! Only one available.*

The Highwaymen introduces a group of young black artists who painted their way out of the despair awaiting them in citrus groves and packing houses of 1950s Florida. As their story recaptures the imagination of Floridians and their paintings fetch ever-escalating prices, the legacy of their freshly conceived landscapes exerts a new and powerful influence on the popular conception of the Sunshine State.

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 individual 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.


  • Gary Monroe-Signed by author and 9 of included artists
  • Hardcover ISBN 13: 9780813022819-Pub Date: 10/31/2001
  • Details: 160 pages, 10×8
  • Subjects: Florida- Arts
  • University Press of Florida

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