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A.E. Backus

A.E. “Beanie” Backus - Oil on Canvas

18 X 24 (with frame)




Albert Ernest Backus (1906-1990) was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created iconic images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Whether in the glades, the beaches, the rivers, the savannas, or the back country, his paintings capture a unique sense of place that is instantly recognizable and beloved.  Praised and renowned as an exceptional artist in the regionalist tradition, he was also a mentor and advocate for the FL Highwaymen. He is remembered today both for his artistic accomplishments, his altruistic spirit, and in sharing the arts with his community.


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