Some people will say anything for a buck!
Don't get ripped off - Read below!
It appears as though some Ebay sellers and auctioneers are intentionally trying to pass off any tropical landscape style painting as Highwaymen art. Last time I checked the list of Highwaymen Artists that are listed in any of the Highwaymen books I find no mention of:
Horace Foster, not a Highwaymen
Michael Sears, not a Highwaymen
S. Prather, not a Highwaymen
Smitty, he's white, not a Highwaymen
Jerry Chaput, he's white, not a Highwaymen
Norman Wright, not a Highwaymen
Lost Years 2.1, he's white, not a Highwaymen
Tracy Newton, not a Highwaymen!!!
Redman, he's white, not a Highwaymen
and other Florida themed artists that continually show up at different sales venues as Highwaymen. The only Highwaymen Artists that are listed in any of the books are also the only Highwaymen Artists that were inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in March of 2004. Just because somebody is related to one of the Highwaymen, went to school with an artist, can hold a paint brush or took a lesson at one time or another doesn't make them a Highwayman or a 2nd generation Highwayman.
And just because some dealer puts a 25 cent plaque on a painting doesn't make it worth anything.
For a list of real Highwaymen Artists please see below:
H. Baker †
E. Buckner †
G. Buckner †
R. Butler †
M. A. Carroll †
J. Daniels †
W. Daniels †
R. Demps †
J. Gibson †
A. Hair †
R. L. Lewis
J. Maynor †
R. A. McLendon
A. Moran †
H. Newton †
L. Newton †
L. Roberts †
C. Smith †
C. Wheeler †
† = deceased