The Original Florida Highwaymen began their journey, and historic art movement during the late 1950s.The legends themselves handed down their history over decades, and helped form the 2nd generation movement under this one name with family, and a few chosen friends. In 1973, the Florida Highwaymen 2nd generation artists was established with Roy McLendon Jr., the movement took root, additional artists were initiated and recognized as permanent 2nd generation members of the group. A beautiful example of art transcending time is found in the story of Florida Highwaymen Historic Artist, female AJ Brown of Fort Pierce, Florida.
Florida's Highwaymen history was handed down over years, AJ Brown is the only female Highwaymen endorsed by four early scholar Original Florida Highwaymen. AJ Brown was mentored and established by the 40 year veteran her God uncle Johnny Lee Daniels, and bestowed the name Florida Highwaymen artist. James Gibson a 50 year veteran Highwaymen, was the first to teach Brown to paint and educated her about the history of the Highwaymen. Brown then painted with Willie Daniels and highway-ed Florida's roads with salesman Al Black, the legends themselves!History Meets History! Makes History! In 2009, when President Barack, and First Lady Michelle Obama took the world's center stage, AJ Brown recalls her prayers to meet and greet with the dynamic dual.
When the opportunity presented itself, Brown was elated! Included in the United States of America, 44th President's private White House art collection are two of Brown's Highwaymen paintings. AJ Brown remembers "the First Family", for making her feel what she knew she was, worthy of.
A special exhibition of the famed artists, and masters of their trade is held this weekend.CJR Fine Arts & Frames, 514 N State Road 7, Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411
Reception and sale will be held on Friday, April 6th, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Show and sale will be on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pmThe Florida Highwaymen are honored to be a part of America's History, and the 2016 NMAAHC, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Valued in the thousands, and tens of thousands the historic paintings of the Florida Highwaymen are highly collected. The Highwaymen's Rich History, and African-American Culture, Captures Florida's Nostalgic Forgotten Times. History is about the past! History is also about what's passed on. Thank you, America for supporting both generations.