Josefa Crosby Sewall Backus
(1875 - 1959)
Josefa Crosby Sewall Backus was active/lived in District Of Columbia, New Hampshire. Josefa Backus is known for landscape-townscape and figure painting.
Biography Josefa Crosby Sewall Backus
JOSEFA CROSBY SEWALL BACKUS (1875-1959), American
Josefa Crosby was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1875. A well trained and gifted artist, it appears she studied art in Paris, France early in life. Her known address were Englewood, New Jersey early 1920s, Washington D.C. 1928-1932, Dublin, New Hampshire starting in 1919, and she moved permanently to Washington D.C. in 1950 after the death of her second husband. She also wintered in Sea Island, Georgia 1935, 1936. However, she was a world traveler and painted works of London, the Pacific, New York, Mexico, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico. A wealthy woman her first marriage was to Oscar Sewall and after his death to Grosvenor Hyde Backus.
She was a member of the Washin
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