Dudley Cady Backus was born in Los Angeles, CA on Aug. 16, 1911. Backus was a resident of Pasadena until settling in Santa Barbara in 1947. He worked in hardware there until shortly before his demise in Fullerton, CA on Sept. 16, 1989. A self-taught artist and botanist, he specialized in florals.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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