Traveling the highways and byways of Florida for some 40 years, a group of 26 self-taught African-American artists supported themselves by painting what they saw in tropical Florida.
Known as The Highwaymen, they sold their work door to door and even from car trunks along “highways” from the 1950s to the 1980s. The group is said to have numbered 26 artists who painted some 200,000 pictures over the years. Using what they had rather than expensive art canvas, they often sold work that was still wet, some painted on boards or whatever was available.
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