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Important Florida Art Auction Has Collectors Excited

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An important offering of Original Florida Art is set to cross the auction block on September 7th, 2013 at Manor Auctions Gallery in Tallahassee. The 60 piece Florida Art session of the sale is within first session of a nearly 800 lots Art, Jewelry, Timepieces and Collectible Auction. Included in the Florida Art are 12 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Albert Backus (6 paintings), Many Florida Highwaymen, Ben Essenburg, ALBERT BACKUS FLORIDA LANDSCAPE WETLAND SCENE 47119 ALBERT BACKUS FLORIDA LANDSCAPE WETLAND SCENEMarion Wade and others.

All of these paintings are consigned by individuals and estates, spanning South Florida, to Northern Pennsylvania and West to Colorado.

Manor Auctions specializes in the acquisition, marketing and sale of Florida art and is pleased to bring this terrifc grouping of Florida Art to auction in their September 7th catalog auction. 

Manor's chief auctioneer, Malcolm Mason, states that he "truly enjoys being a conduit in the market for both sellers and buyers of Florida Art. We service customers around the globe, but in the end, we are a Florida based gallery and as such take great effort in always maintaining a quality offering of Florida Art."

The Florida Art in the September 7th, 2013 catalog differs a bit, as there are 6 original Albert Backus pieces being brought to market. Each of the Backus paintings is consigned from different estates and span the early 1950's through the 1970's. There is also great variation in size and subject between the paintings.

Albert Backus, (American 1906 - 1990) Is a primarily self-taught Florida painter who mentored hundreds of young painters and whose door was always open. Backus was a philanthropist who was always willing to help and believed in giving back. He is credited in mentoring the Florida Highwaymen and also with founding the 

SAM NEWTON FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN WETLAND BALD CYPRESS 47115 SAM NEWTON FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN WETLAND BALD CYPRESSIndian River School of Art. Backus developed a wonderful style to capture the Florida landscape and the clouds above. The Backus Gallery and Museum still stands in honor of his name in Ft. Pierce Florida. Read more about Backus.

Malcolm cracks a grin when he catches a glimpse of the "Backus wall" and says "It was quite a bit of work to

track down and acquire the 6 Backus pieces for this auction. That wall is a testament to having great consignors and the contributions of a dedicated team at the auction gallery."

There is also a beautiful assortment of Florida Highwaymen Art. The Highwaymen, most commonly referred to as the Florida Highwaymen, are a group of 26 named and listed landscape artists who have been called “The Last Great American Art Movement of the 20th Century”. This group of self-taught and self-mentoring African American artists were able to define themselves against the many odds, racial and cultural barriers of the time in which they painted, and created a body of work of over 200,000 paintings. For over 50 years, The Highwaymen, a loose association of twenty-six African American artists from

ALBERT BACKUS NET RACKS ON INDIAN RIVER 1951 47120 ALBERT BACKUS NET RACKS ON INDIAN RIVER 1951

Fort Pierce, Florida, USA, who began painting in the early 1950s and into 1960s, created large numbers of relatively inexpensive landscape paintings, which were created using construction materials rather than traditional art supplies. Read more about the Florida Highwaymen.

The Septmber 7th auction begins at 12noon Eastern. The art is the first session on the auction block. Everyone is welcome to particpate in the auction. Bidders are able to participate by floor, live telephone, absentee / live Internet or absentee.

Select the links here to:

View the Backus Paintings

View the Florida Highwaymen Paintings

Please visit the September 7th, 2013 auction page or call the gallery at 850-523-3787 with any questions regarding the auction.

 

AL BLACK FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN ROYAL POINCIANA 47089 AL BLACK FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN ROYAL POINCIANA LARGE BACKUS PAINTING FLORIDA LANDSCAPE FT PIERCE 47121 LARGE BACKUS PAINTING FLORIDA LANDSCAPE FT PIERCE

Listing of Florida Art Session | Title, Lot Number

WILLIE DANIELS FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN WETLAND SCENE 47079
WILLIE DANIELS FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN BEACH SHACK 47080
WILLIE DANIELS FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN WETLAND SCENE 47081
WILLIE DANIELS FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN BALD CYPRESS 47082
WILLIE DANIELS FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN BREAKING WAVES 47083
WILLIE DANIELS FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN PALM TREE 47084
WILLIE DANIELS FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN MARSH SUNSET 47085
WILLIE DANIELS FL HIGHWAYMEN ABSTRACT MARSH SCENE 47086
AL BLACK FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN WETLAND SUNSET 47087
AL BLACK FL HIGHWAYMEN BLADCYPRESS MARSH SCENE 47088
AL BLACK FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN ROYAL POINCIANA 47089
AL BLACK FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN DUSK MARSH SCENE 47090
AL BLACK FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN SUNRISE WITH BENT PALM 47091
AL BLACK FL HIGHWAYMEN SUNSET WITH BENT PALM 47092
AL BLACK FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN PURPLE JACARANDA 47093
AL BLACK FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN NIGHT SCENE 47094
AL BLACK FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN TWO PALMS 1984 47095
ISSAC KNIGHT FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN YELLOW WETLAND 47096
JAMES GIBSON FLORIDA HIGWAYMEN ORANGE WETLAND 47097
JOHN MAYNOR FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN ROYAL POINCIANA 47098
JOHNNY DANIELS FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN WETLAND SCENE 47099
MARY ANN CARROLL FLORIDA HIGWAYMEN ORANGE WAVES 47100
MARY ANN CARROLL FLORIDA HIGWAYMEN WETLAND SCENE 47101
ROBERT BUTLER FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN WETLAND DEER 47102
RODNEY DEMPS HIGHWAYMEN SURREALISTIC POINCIANA 47103
RODNEY DEMPS FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN ST LUCIE RIVER 47104
LEM NEWTON FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN WETLAND SCENE 47105
SAM NEWTON FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN INTRACOASTAL WATERS 47106
SAM NEWTON FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN PAINTING BEACH SCENE 47107
SAM NEWTON FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN NIGHT SCENE 47108
SAM NEWTON FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN BENT PALM 47109
SAM NEWTON FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN MARSH WITH TWO PALMS 47110
SAM NEWTON FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN BENT PALM 47111
SAM NEWTON FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN PALMS 47112
SAM NEWTON FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN PALM TREE 47113
SAM NEWTON FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN TWIN PALMS 47114
SAM NEWTON FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN WETLAND BALD CYPRESS 47115
AE BACKUS PASTEL PORTRAIT COMPANION NELLIE WOOD 47116
ALBERT BACKUS PAINTING FLORIDA WETLAND SCENE 47117
ALBERT BACKUS PAINTING JAMAICAN BATHING SCENE NUDE 47118
ALBERT BACKUS FLORIDA LANDSCAPE WETLAND SCENE 47119
ALBERT BACKUS NET RACKS ON INDIAN RIVER 1951 47120
LARGE BACKUS PAINTING FLORIDA LANDSCAPE FT PIERCE 47121
MARION WAID INDIAN RIVER SCHOOL OIL/MASONITE 1949 47122
MARION WAID INDIAN RIVER SCHOOL OIL/MASONITE 1961 47123
MARION WAID INDIAN RIVER SCHOOL OIL/MASONITE 47124
MARION WAID INDIAN RIVER SCHOOL OIL/MASONITE 47125
EVERETT L WAID INDIAN RIVER SCHOOL OIL/MASONITE 47126
FLORIDA WILDLIFE PAINTER BEN WAYNE ESSENBURG 47127

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