About & Contact Information
Florida Art Auction is an auction house and art gallery, specializing in Highwaymen & A.E. Backus paintings, as well as other Florida and fine art. We have 10+ years experience as a dealer and collector of Highwaymen and fine art.
We buy paintings and collections outright, as well as consign paintings to sell or be included in our next auction. We offer low seller fees and the experience and platform to reach the greatest potential buyers, as well as personal service, house calls and delivery. Contact us to discuss your collection.
Email : FloridaArtAuction@gmail.com
Auction Business License # AB4054
Auctioneer's License # AU5330
About the Highwaymen
The Highwaymen are a group of 26 African American landscape artists, befriended and unofficially mentored by the Ft. Pierce artist A.E. “Beanie” Backus. Despite facing many racial and cultural barriers, they created a large body of work and accumulated a large following of collectors over the decades. Their works having been displayed in the White House and the Smithsonian, along with many museums and exhibitions. Mostly from the Fort Pierce area, they made a living selling art door-to-door to businesses and individuals throughout Florida starting in the mid-1950s. They have been called "The Last Great American Art Movement of the 20th century" and were inducted into the Florida Art Hall of Fame in 2004.
The artists : Harold Newton, Alfred Hair, James Gibson, Roy McLendon, Mary Ann Carroll, Livingston Roberts, Willie Daniels, Johnny Daniels, Al Black, Isaac Knight, Sam Newton, Lem Newton, George Buckner, Ellis Buckner, Alfonso Moran, Robert Butler, Charles Walker, Hezekiah Baker, Curtis Arnett, Sylvester Wells, Robert Lewis, John Maynor, Willie Reagan, Carnell Smith, Charles Wheeler, Rodney Demps