Standish Backus Jr
(1910 - 1989)
Standish Backus, Jr was active/lived in California, Michigan. Standish Backus Jr is known for landscape, marine genre and mural painting.
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Biography Standish Backus, Jr
Born in Detroit, Michigan to a wealthy family, Standish Backus studied
watercolor while an architecture student at Princeton and at the
University of Munich. His formal art training was limited
to a brief period of study with Eliot O'Hara.
In 1935, he
moved to Santa Barbara, California and became active with the
California Water Color Society. During World War II, he was a
combat artist* for the Navy in the Pacific, and in 1955 participated in
Admiral Byrd's expedition to the South Pole.
In 1967, he designed the Pacific War Memorial mosaic mural for
Corregidor Island in Manila Bay. He was a California scene
painter and member of the American Watercolor Society*.
He died in Santa Ba
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