Florida Highwaymen Painters

Florida Highwaymen Painters

The Florida Highwaymen were and are a group of African-American painters working St. Pierce, Florida. Influenced by Albert E. Backus, the “Highwaymen” included among others, James Gibson, Harold Newton, and Alfred Hair. The group would travel from town to town painting and selling their works directly from the trunks of their cars. Their vibrant Floridian landscapes highlighted the colors and life of the region.

Information courtesy of Skinner Inc., September 2007.

The original twenty-six Florida Highwaymen artists are:

Curtis Arnett

Hezekiah Baker *

Al Black

Ellis Buckner *

George Buckner *

Robert Butler

Mary Ann Carroll

Johnny Daniels *

Willie Daniels

Rodney Demps

James Gibson

Alfred Hair *

Issac Knight

Robert L. Lewis

John Maynor

Roy McLendon

Alfonso Moran *

Harold Newton *

Lemuel Newton

Sam Newton

Livingston Roberts *

Willie Reagan

Cornell Smith

Charles Walker

Sylvester M. Wells

Charles Wheeler

* deceased

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