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legacy of the Highwaymen

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2005
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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?
Title: The legacy of the Highwaymen.
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Name(s): Rudolph, Elissa.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
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 century
African American painting -- Florida -- 20th century
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/58011
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Owner Institution: FAU