July Online Antique & Art Auction
Jul 31, 2021
339 E. Burleigh Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778, United States

July Online Antique & Art Auction. , A Great Collection Of Quality Items From Several Estates. This Auction Is A 2 Day Auction Sat July 31, At 6PM  And Sunday August 1st At 6pm Eastern Standard Time
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LOT 31:

Highwaymen Robert Butler Painting 1943-2014


Start price:
$ 100
Estimated price:
$6,000 - $10,000
Buyer's Premium: 25%
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Highwaymen Robert Butler Painting 1943-2014
Large Highwaymen Robert Butler Painting. Measure 47" x 8".Painting Comes From A Private Person That Personally Knew Mr. Butler And His Family. It Is 100 Percent Authentic. This Painting Does Have A Reserve***** Please See Lot 19 And 25 As Well, From the Same Collection. Please View The Last Two Pics Also As They Are Not Listed But Are Special Pieces That Will Either Be On The Auction Block IN The Future Or Inquire For A Private Sale!!!!!Postwar & Contemporary Artist Robert Butler (1943 - 2014) From the early 1950s, through the 1980s, a group of 26 African American artists traveled the state, painting and selling landscapes that depicted scenic Florida of their time. These artists were self-taught and developed their own styles. They painted in their garages and backyards and on weekends, the artists would get together to travel the state to sell their artwork. They often sold their original paintings for as little as $25 each, setting up displays in the various towns they visited along the highways.The affordable prices made these vibrant paintings very popular and soon their art adorned businesses and homes throughout the state. The group disbanded in the 1980s, but books and documentaries about the artists led to a resurgence of interest in their paintings. Collectors became interested in the artwork and each year the paintings continue to increase in price.In 2004, the 26 original Florida Highwaymen were inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. Robert Butler. was one of those artists. Robert Butler. was born in Georgia in 1943. The family moved to Okeechobee, Florida in 1947. His professional career as an artist began in 1968. Robert Butler's paintings reflect his love of the natural beauty of the Lake Okeechobee area, He painted all of Florida & was the only Highwayman credited with painting every ecosystem of Florida. That is really important & expands the subject of his life & career as an artist.No one knows exactly how many paintings Robert Butler, created, he was known to paint more than 100 paintings in a year. His son hopes to document his father’s artwork as part of his family’s heritage.https://robertbutler.org/