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Feature Film About Florida Highwaymen Painters is Coming Soon

Feature Film About Florida Highwaymen Painters is Coming Soon

  THE DRAMATIC TRUE STORY of the Highwaymen, the Florida artists who made a living selling paintings from the trunks of their cars during segregation, is being made into a feature film. “The Highwaymen” is about a group of 26 African American artists, most of them self-taught, who turned out countless paintings of Florida’s lush,...
Beginning in Late 1950s, African American Painters Known as 'Highwaymen' Captured Florida's Natural Landscapes

Beginning in Late 1950s, African American Painters Known as ‘Highwaymen’ Captured Florida’s Natural Landscapes

Untitled and undated painting by Harold Newton   BEGINNING IN THE LATE 1950s, a group of mostly self-taught African American artists devoted themselves to capturing Florida’s natural landscapes. During a time when black artists were generally focused on figuration and the best way to express themselves in the wake of Jim Crow and the fight...