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 Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus  (1906 - 1991)



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Lived/Active: Florida      Known for: Everglade landscape, trees and figure painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Albert Backus
1906 (Fort Pierce, Florida)
1991 (Fort Pierce, Florida)


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Everglade landscape, trees and figure painting

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A painter whose career was almost entirely focused on Florida landscapes, skyscapes, people and botanics, Albert Backus is regarded as the Dean of Florida Painters. He first received attention for his still-lifes, especially hibiscus, and later for his landscape and figure works of the Florida backwoods country.

Although he was basically self-taught, taking summer classes at the Parsons School in New York City, he gave lessons to numerous artists. Today, among persons knowledgeable about (showing 500 of 14725 characters).

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