Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed and dated at lower right "A. E. Backus 1984," presented in a gilt composition frame.
SS 23.25 x 29.25 in.; DOA 30.5 x 36.5 in.
From the collection of a gentleman who was friends with the artist
A largely self-taught artist, Backus excelled at depicting the backwoods and waters of his beloved Florida. While his earlier works are in a more impressionist style, his later paintings, like the one offered here, are highly detailed and realistic, reflecting his scientific study of the flora and fauna of Florida.
$15,000 - 20,000