The “open road” is quintessential to the American experience. Long celebrated in American culture, it is indelibly stamped in the American psyche and springs forth from the American landscape.
One of the most triumphant and uplifting road stories is the tale of the Highwaymen, a group of young, African-American artists from Ft. Pierce who painted stylized picture postcard landscapes influenced by pre-eminent landscape artist A. E. (Bean) Backus. Although the Highwaymen have achieved legendary status in some circles, they remain relatively unknown to many people.
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