About the Florida Highwaymen
According to Wikipedia, “The Highwaymen, also referred to as the Florida Highwaymen, are a group of 26 African American landscape artists in Florida. Self-taught and self-mentoring, they created a body of work of over 200,000 paintings, despite facing many racial and cultural barriers”.
Mostly from Fort Pierce and Gifford areas, they painted landscapes and made a living selling them door-to-door to businesses and individuals throughout Florida from the mid-1950s through the 1980s. They also peddled their work from the trunks of their cars along the eastern coastal roads (A1A and US 1). Today, the Highwaymen are recognized worldwide as an important part of American folk history.
Highwaymen Art Auctions
Ron Rennick conducts Highwaymen Art Auctions three times a year at the offices of Rennick Real Estate & Auctions located at 15 Royal Palm Pointe, Vero Beach, Florida.
A typical Rennick event will Auction 100+ pieces of art including paintings by the 26 members of the Highwaymen group, as well as pieces by A.E. “Beanie” Backus, who is considered to be one of the original mentors of the Highwaymen artists.
If you own a painting by one of the Highwaymen artists that you wish to sell, or you would like to purchase a beautiful Highwaymen painting for your collection, please contact the knowledgeable staff at Rennick Real Estate and Auctions, at 772-562-5015.
We also purchase individual works or collections of Highwaymen paintings for our Highwaymen Art Auctions held January, March and November of each year. Not sure what your painting is worth? We offer verbal valuations for Highwaymen Art. Bring your paintings to our office to get a complimentary price opinion.
About Ron Rennick
Rennick Real Estate and Auctions has long been a fixture in the Vero Beach Estate market by holding Auctions for Commercial and Residential property all along the Treasure Coast. Ron Rennick has become an important player in the growing popularity and marketability of the beautiful paintings produced by The Florida Highwaymen artists.
No deposit is required to bid on the paintings, but bidders must register with the Auctioneer. A 10% Buyer’s Premium is added to the top bid and payment is due by the end of the Auction. Cash, check and credit cards are all accepted.
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