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 The legacy of the Highwaymen.

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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Date Issued: 2005

Publisher: Florida Atlantic University

Physical Form: electronic

Extent: vii, 77 p. : ill.

Language(s): English

Summary: In the 1950s, a group of African-American artists based around Ft. Pierce, Florida, began selling their landscapes of palm hammocks, colorful sunsets, and Evergladian fauna to tourists traveling south to the Sunshine State. Mass-produced in the artists' backyards, these subtropic landscapes found their way into Florida's motels, hotels, banks, and office buildings as well as private homes. The regional art form fell out of favor until the mid-1990s when an art aficionado coined the name Highwaymen. Since then a resurgence of interest has brought new fame to the surviving members of the group. Along with this modern interest in the Highwaymen comes another facet of the subject : Several Highwaymen have sons and daughters who paint. Do the children paint like their parents? Are the children riding on the coattails of their parents or have they developed their own original style? Is the legacy of the Highwaymen continued in their progeny?

Identifier: 231745523 (oclc), 58011 (digitool), FADT58011 (IID), fau:4297 (fedora)

Note(s): by Elissa Rudolph.Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2005.Includes bibliography.Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, FL : 2005 Mode of access: World Wide Web.

Subject(s): Landscape painting, American -- Florida -- 20th centuryAfrican American painting -- Florida -- 20th century

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Owner Institution: FAU

Author: Rudolph, Elissa. Florida Atlantic University Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters



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