by Gary Monroe
Hardcover, 149 pages, University Press of Florida, List Price: $34.95 | purchase
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Gary Monroe tells the story of a group of African-American landscape artists in Florida who sold their idealized, candy-colored paintings by the thousands.
Alfred Hair, Harold Newton, Al Black, James Gibson and Mary Ann Carroll were all part of the original Highwaymen.
Photos by Gary Monroe
September 19, 2012 The Highwaymen were a group of African-American artists in the '60s and '70s who sold idyllic paintings by the roadside of Florida's Route 1. Back then, they nearly saturated the market with their pictures, but today their work is sought after by the likes of Steven Spielberg and Michelle Obama.
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