Tribute to Robert Butler Highwaymen Artist

The Highwaymen Art Exhibit. " A Tribute to Robert Butler" presented by Okeechobee Main Street

Okeechobee Main Street Arts and Culture Committee’s current "Artist Series" exhibit is a tribute to the late, great Robert Butler.  Robert Butler is  a celebrated painter of vivid depictions of Florida wildlife.   Butler's early career began as part of a  group of African-American land-scape artists known as The Highwaymen.  Friends, fellow artists and art dealers said Butler was a gifted, self-taught talent who often went out of his way to guide and nurture anyone wishing to learn his craft.

Okeechobee Main Street celebrated this great artist with an art exhibit on display from June 19 - August 8, 2014 in the Historic County Courthouse at 304 NW 2nd St.   Other unique pieces from gifted Highwaymen were also on display. All works on display are on loan from Okeechobee locals.  The opening reception was held on  June 19 from 5-7 PM and was attended by many.  


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 You may also submit your donation today to
Okeechobee Main Street 

Attn: Artist Series
55 S. Parrott Ave. 
Okeechobee, FL.  34974 

Robert Butler - Bio
Huffman Collection - R. Butler
Exhibit Opening - Reception
Exhibit Opening - Reception
Unique Butler Watercolor - Bridgette Waldau and Maureen Burroughs