Monroe has given 300 public and private lectures about
the Highwaymen and self-taught Floridian art throughout
the state and beyond, having earned the decisive voice
in interpreting these interesting and often challenging
artworks. Contact us to learn
about arranging lectures.
books and artwork
Please Contact us to order books
(signed on request). To purchase original artwork by the Highwaymen and some of the finest contemporary self-taught artists in Florida, go to www.lisastonearts.com.
Newest Highwaymen Book
Released in the Fall of 2014, Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen is Gary Monroe’s fourth book about the Highwaymen. Besides an in-depth look at the only female of the cohort, it explores the Jim Crow environment in which the artists painted and prospered.
Signed copies of this book, along with Mr. Monroe’s other books, is available through Lisa Stone Arts – www.lisastonearts.com.
In Development: Esmond
Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur
Barnhill was a photographer during the early 1900s
who has slipped through art history’s cracks.
Now, with this book, his astonishing images will
come to life along with his fascinating biography.
From the then-popular hand-tinted tourist art
photographs, Barnhill branched out to produce
rarefied gold-toned photographs; these honey colored
images were printed on glass. He took this further
with uranium-dyed images, giving an unearthly
glow to the Florida landscape.