(E–pub READ) [The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters]

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Summary The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters Summary The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters 100 Free download ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Gary Monroe For the first time the real story behind the Highwaymen has emerged a well researched lively and comprehensive overview of the development and contribution of these African American artists and their place in the history of Florida’s popular culture Mallory McCane O’Connor author of Lost Cities of the Ancient Southeast The Highwaymen introduces a group of young black artists who painted  their way out of the despair awaiting them in citrus groves and packing houses of 1950s Florida As their story recaptures the imagination of Floridians and their paintings fetch ever escalating prices the legacy of their freshly conceived landscapes exerts a new and powerful influence on the popular conception of the Sunshine StateWhile the value of Highwaymen paintings has. I was just down in Delray Beach Florida While I was there I visited the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum which is the former home of the late Solomon D Spady the most prominent African American educator and community leader in the city from the 20s through the 50s They were showing an exhibit of a group of Florida landscape painters known as the Highwaymen whom I d never heard ofI liked the show so I bought this book and read it over the course of the next few days The Highwaymen were a group of young African American painters 25 men and one woman in and around Ft Pierce who produced approximately 50000 to 200000 landscape paintings from the 50s through the 70s The name Highwaymen wasn t given to them until 1994 when art aficionado Jim Fitch coined the term While potentially pejorative because of the association with highway robbery the name is appropriate since the artists drove up and down Florida s coast to sell their paintings which they produced uickly in great numbers and primarily to make money They got their start when a young self taught black artist named Harold Newton was taken under the wing of a successful white Florida landscape artist named AE Beanie Backus Other young black painters from Ft Pierce followed in Newton s footsteps most notably Alfred Hair whose dream was to be a millionaire by the time he was 35 Although he fell short of his goal he was murdered at the age of 29 Hair did fulfill his dream of owning a Cadillac and supporting his wife and children with the money he made selling his paintings most of which he produced in less than an hour each Hair is fondly remembered by most of the people interviewed for the book as a charismatic and inspiring figure The Highwaymen often painted in groups and encouraged one another While their art is the type one might see hanging in bank lobbies over sofas in middle income homes and in motel rooms appreciation for it has grown in recent years Their paintings sold for around 50 when the oils were still drying around 5 at garage sales in the 80s and for than 1000 today now that collectors have taken an interest in their workMonroe s book is really wonderful It s not overloaded with text or portentous analyses of their work Monroe doesn t try to inflate their importance as artists He places their work in its cultural context he calls it vernacular art and talks about the many things that make it special The bulk of the book is taken up by reproductions of Highwaymen art There are 59 plates that showcase work by most of the artists identified as Highwaymen with a focus on the work of Newton and Hair One of the interesting things about the Highwaymen is that they worked from memory and imagination They didn t spend all day on site attempting to perfectly recreate the scene before them They used brushes palette knives and fingers to uickly and with the least amount of paint necessary create vividly colored impressions of the Florida wilderness they d grown up in Their art has no visible political context humans and buildings rarely appear in Highwaymen art which is probably why the Highwaymen were able to find so many buyers for their art as well as sell to white businesses and individuals in a volatile and desegregating South without any reports of violence or animosity What their art does do however is invite the viewer to participate in a shared experience of wonder Their depictions of Florida s natural beauty its volatile coastal weather and its unearthly sunsets and tricks of light are freuently stunning

Summary The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters

The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters

Summary The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters Summary The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters 100 Free download ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Gary Monroe Rid form of landscape painting corrupting the classically influenced ideals of the Highwaymen’s white mentor A E Bean Backus At first the paintings sold like boom time real estate In succeeding decades however they were consigned to attics and garage sales Rediscovered in the mid 1990s today they are recognized as the work of American folk artists  Gary Monroe tells the story behind the Highwaymen a loose association of 25 men and 1 woman from the Ft Pierce area a fascinating mixture of individual talent collective enterprise and cultural heritage He also offers a critical look at the paintings and the movement's development Added to this are personal reminiscences by some of the artists along with a gallery of 63 full color reproductions of their paintings  . What a colorful vibrant well formatted book Beyond this Monroe has done a service I wish interested artistsacademics would perform He has taken a niche interest of his and made a comprehensive starting point for others His knowledge is often based on first hand accounts He uses primary sources to explore these great Florida painters too often ignored because of their kitsch connotation Just a great book If you get a chance but haven t gotten to the book check out the paintings of Harold and Sam Newton

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Summary The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters Summary The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters 100 Free download ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Gary Monroe Soared in recent years until now no authoritative account of the lives and work of these black Florida artists has existed Emerging in the late 1950s the Highwaymen created idyllic uickly realized images of the Florida dream and peddled some 100000 of them from the trunks of their cars   Working with inexpensive materials the Highwaymen produced an astonishing number of landscapes that depict a romanticized Florida a faraway place of wind swept palm trees billowing cumulus clouds wetlands lakes rivers ocean and setting sun With paintings still wet they loaded their cars and traveled the state's east coast selling the images door to door and store to store in restaurants offices courthouses and bank lobbies  Sometimes characterized as motel art the work is a hyb. I ve been fascinated by the Highwaymen ever since I learned about them from my former Tampa Bay Times colleague Jeff Klinkenberg If I ever take up painting I want to paint like them not as hurriedly as they did but with bold brush strokes and palette knives evoking the feeling of unspoiled FloridaI ve had this book for uite a few years and even cannibalized it for a couple of prints that hang on my dining room wall I just read it again and enjoyed it because I think I know the Highwaymen better than I did the first time around Mainly this is a series of beautiful color plates of paintings and worth having just for that Gary Monroe also tells the story of the 26 African American painters based in Fort Pierce who hit on landscape painting as an alternative to menial jobs They weren t trying for fine art but they made something beautiful that people responded to They painted fast typically multiple paintings in a day and peddled them to businesses and tourists sometimes before the paint even dried They sold their paintings framed with crown molding for 25 or so starting in the late 1950s Business faltered in the 1980s but enjoyed a resurgence starting in the 1990s as their story became known Today paintings from those early years sell for thousands of dollars although fakes are a problemMany of the Highwaymen a group that includes one woman are still painting and selling their work When I read this book though I can t help but feel sad about the premature death of Alfred Hair one of the greatest


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    (E–pub READ) [The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters] I was just down in Delray Beach Florida While I was there I visited the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum which is the former

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    Summary The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters (E–pub READ) [The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters] Gary Monroe ã 0 review Some nice insight into the informal group of self taught painters that hawked their hastily painted Florida landscape paintings to travelers and local businesses

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    Summary The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters (E–pub READ) [The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters] Free download ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Gary Monroe Astute essay Wonderful plates of the paintings

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    (E–pub READ) [The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters] I've been fascinated by the Highwaymen ever since I learned about them from my former Tampa Bay Times colleague Jeff Klinkenberg If I ever take up painting I want to paint like them not as hurriedly as they did bu

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    Free download ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Gary Monroe Gary Monroe ã 0 review Summary The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters The obvious strength of this book are the 60 or so high uality reprints of the art of the loose collective known as the Highwaymen Operative in Florida during the 50's 60's 70's and 80's They were rediscovered in the 1990s a

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    Summary The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters (E–pub READ) [The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters] Free download ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Gary Monroe What a colorful vibrant well formatted book Beyond this Monroe has done a service I wish interested artistsacademics would perform He has taken a niche interest of his and made a comprehensive starting point for ot

  7. says: (E–pub READ) [The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters] Free download ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Gary Monroe

    Free download ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Gary Monroe (E–pub READ) [The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters] Gary Monroe ã 0 review Heard the author speak at my collegea fascinating group of African American painters one woman among the men who painted uickly for money rather than high art yet their paintings beautifully evoke the Florida landscape and dreamscape Sold for 25 each in the 60's and 70's they are now collectors' items selling in the thousands

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    Free download ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Gary Monroe (E–pub READ) [The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters] Fascinating read about an interesting art culture in American History

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  • Hardcover
  • 160
  • The Highwaymen Florida's African American Landscape Painters
  • Gary Monroe
  • English
  • 04 May 2019
  • 9780813022819