I have been a collector and dealer of Highwaymen, A.E. Backus and general Florida art and antiques for 10+ years. I buy individual paintings and entire collections, offer personalized service, house calls and delivery. I offer immediate payment, without the fees, delays and risks of auctions. Feel free to contact me to discuss your paintings or with any questions on those in the gallery. Thank you
About the Highwaymen
The Highwaymen are a group of 26 African American landscape artists, befriended and unofficially mentored by the Ft. Pierce artist A.E. “Beanie” Backus. Despite facing many racial and cultural barriers, they created a large body of work and accumulated a large following of collectors over the decades. Their works having been displayed in the White House and the Smithsonian, along with many museums and exhibitions. Mostly from the Fort Pierce area, they made a living selling art door-to-door to businesses and individuals throughout Florida starting in the mid-1950s. They have been called "The Last Great American Art Movement of the 20th century" and were inducted into the Florida Art Hall of Fame in 2004.
The artists : Harold Newton, Alfred Hair, James Gibson, Roy McLendon, Mary Ann Carroll, Livingston Roberts, Willie Daniels, Johnny Daniels, Al Black, Isaac Knight, Sam Newton, Lem Newton, George Buckner, Ellis Buckner, Alfonso Moran, Robert Butler, Charles Walker, Hezekiah Baker, Curtis Arnett, Sylvester Wells, Robert Lewis, John Maynor, Willie Reagan, Carnell Smith, Charles Wheeler, Rodney Demps