Two of the legendary Florida Highwaymen — Isaac Knight and R. A. “Roy” McLendon —are visiting Jan. 19 to talk to the public about their paintings, which are on display at Stirling Art Studios & Gallery.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Two of the legendary Florida Highwaymen — Isaac Knight and R. A. “Roy” McLendon —are visiting Stirling Art Studios & Gallery on Jan. 19 to talk to the public about their paintings.
Two of Florida's living art legends are visiting Dunedin while their work is on public display. Isaac Knight and R. A. “Roy” McLendon, two of the legendary Florida Highwaymen, are set to visit Stirling Art Studios & Gallery in Dunedin on Saturday, Jan. 19. Knight and McLendon were part of a group of 26 self-taught black landscape artists who made a living selling paintings door to door in the Fort Pierce area during the mid-1950s to '80s. Both artists are available to share stories and talk about their paintings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Their work is among several pieces on display in a combined exhibit "On The Road: Highwaymen from Three Collectors" featuring the collections of Mark Torrance of Dunedin, Don Ball of Largo and Matthew …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Robert L. Lewis, 71, one of the 26 landscape artists known as the Florida Highwaymen, will demonstrate his painting technique and sign autographs Saturday at Antiques & Uniques of Ozona.
This weekend, you have a chance to meet one of Florida's legendary artists. Robert L. Lewis, 71, one of the original Florida Highwaymen, will be in Ozona on Saturday, May 12. The Florida Highwaymen play a very important part in Florida history and have also been referred to as "The Last Great American Art Movement of the 20th century." From the 1950s through the 1980s, the 26 black painters traveled throughout the sunshine state creating quick paintings that featured beautiful Florida sunsets, waterscapes and landscapes. They sold the paintings along the roadside, often from the trunks of their cars, at prices as low as $20. The Highwaymen created an estimated 200,000 paintings, according to the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Their…