A.E. Backus: Florida Artist
Fort Pierce, FL: The Gallery of Fort Pierce, 1984. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 9 1/8 X 6 3/4 Inches. 99 PP. Very Good. Item #6663
The scarce first biography of A.E. Backus. A(lbert) E(rnest) Backus was a world famous landscape artist and mentor to the Florida Highwaymen artists, a group of 26 African Americans who made a living in the 1960's through the 1990's painting and selling their work anywhere they could (including roadside) in Coastal Florida. While Backus was not the direct teacher of many of The Highwaymen, their style and subject was openly copied from the work already being done by Backus. Light wear to corners and a few dents to rear cover. NO DJ as issued.