A. E. Backus, Artist (1906–1990) A. E. Backus, nicknamed “Bean,” was a nationally-known Florida landscape artist. He was mostly self-taught, but did spend two summers studying at an art school in New York City. Backus, a white man who loved jazz and people of all colors and cultures, became an important influence on the Highwaymen group of artists. Known as a humanitarian, he often helped people in need, and opened his Fort Pierce home as an informal meeting place for local artists. FLOR500, Garden 336
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A. E. Backus, Artist

(1906–1990)

A. E. Backus, nicknamed "Bean,” was a nationally-known Florida landscape artist. He was mostly self-taught, but did spend two summers studying at an art school in New York City. Backus, a white man who loved jazz and people of all colors and cultures, became an important influence on the Highwaymen group of artists. Known as a humanitarian, he often helped people in need, and opened his Fort Pierce home as an informal meeting place for local artists.
































 

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