Alfred Hair Highwaymen

Alfred Hair

Alfred Hair Highwaymen Alfred Hair (1941-1970) from the Ft. Pierce area, began painting Florida landscapes in the late fifties. At age 14 in 1955 he went under the tutelage of local landscape artist, A. E. "Beanie" Backus, as did other young artists. These artists developed their own individual techniques, creating unique depictions of Florida’s sunsets, waterscapes, marshes and inlets with raw beauty and charm. Through the leadership and creativity of Alfred Hair, the artists shunned traditional methods, and painted quick, brisk images of Florida’s tropical beauty in bright colors, often painting on wood, masonite or a roofing material called Upson board.

Hair left Backus to strike out on his own three years later in 1958. Hair and the other Highwaymen sold their creations from the trunks of their cars along Florida’s east coast for as little as twenty dollars each, showering the state with approximately 200,000 paintings. Hair was killed in on August 9, 1970 during an argument over a woman in a local joint juke.

I will pay cash today for your Highwaymen artwork.

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Alfred Hair Paintings

Alfred Hair Highwaymen
24 x 18, upson board, custom frame
Alfred Hair Highwaymen
24 x 18, upson board, original frame


Alfred Hair Highwaymen
24 x 48, upson board, original frame

Alfred Hair Highwaymen
24 x 36, upson board, original frame

Alfred Hair Highwaymen
24 x 36, upson board, original frame

Alfred Hair Highwaymen
24 x 36, upson board, original frame

Alfred Hair Highwaymen
24 x 36, upson board, original frame

Alfred Hair Highwaymen
24 x 36, upson board, original frame

Alfred Hair Highwaymen
24 x 36, upson board, original frame

Alfred Hair Highwaymen
24 x 36, upson board, original frame

Alfred Hair Highwaymen
24 x 36, upson board, original frame

 

Highwayman Artists

Alfred Hair | Harold Newton | Roy McLendon | James Gibson | Sam Newton | Robert Butler | Al Black
Mary Ann Carroll
| Willie Daniels | Ellis Buckner | George Buckner