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Albert Ernest Bean Backus Sold at Auction Prices

b. 1906 - d. 1990

A. E. (Bean) Backus was born in 1906 in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Although he moved to New York briefly to study at the Parsons School of Design and Art, Backus returned to Ft. Pierce where he lived and worked until his death in 1990. During that time, he worked to depict his home state's natural beauty. Albert Ernest Bean Backus' paintings showcase his keen ability to capture light and his extensive knowledge of Florida's plant and animal life. Today, the largest collection of Albert Ernest Bean Backus' prints can be found in the eponymous gallery just two blocks from his old home. 

Albert Ernest Bean Backus' paintings feature thick strokes of saturated hues. Although his style was emulated by other Floridian painters, genuine Albert Ernest Bean Backus paintings' prices continue to rise. Buy lush landscape paintings for sale at Invaluable to add a touch of the exceptional to your home.

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          • A.E. Backus 11 x 14 'Early Morning, Florida' Sketch Print
            Feb. 17, 2024

            A.E. Backus 11 x 14 'Early Morning, Florida' Sketch Print

            Est: $100 - $300

            Albert Earnest 'Beanie' Backus (1906-1990) Indian River School Founder, Florida Art Hall of Fame Artist and Florida Highwaymen Mentor. Part of the 'West Indies & Florida' Sketch Print series from 1979, this is 'Early Morning, Florida', origninally dated '72. 11 x 14 inch image inside the matting (16 x 21 inch with frame. Framed and matted under glass. Overall exellent condition

            Florida Art Auction
          • A.E. Backus 'Piney Woods' Double Signed Vintage Print
            Feb. 17, 2024

            A.E. Backus 'Piney Woods' Double Signed Vintage Print

            Est: $500 - $800

            A.E. Backus - Albert 'Beanie' Backus (1906 –1990) American - Florida Art Hall of Fame artist, founder of the Indian River Scool of art. Vintage double signed print 'Piney Woods', a classic ranch scene with a dirt road running through the Florida pines, great shadow play and billowing clouds. Framed and matted under glass. The original signature is lower right center and the print signature is lower right corner. Overall excellent condition

            Florida Art Auction
          • A.E. Backus 'Backwater Hyacinths' Oil Painting
            Feb. 17, 2024

            A.E. Backus 'Backwater Hyacinths' Oil Painting

            Est: $14,000 - $16,000

            A.E. Backus - Albert 'Beanie' Backus (1906 –1990) American - Florida Art Hall of Fame artist, founder of the Indian River Scool of art. Original oil painting on canvas 'Backwater Hyacinths'. A beautiful backwater scene with multiple palm trees reflecting over the water, pine oak oak trees lining the bank, withpurple hyacinths and Backus' signature clouds. Signed and dated lower right, 1972. 12x16 inch canvas (17x21 inch including the frame). Overall excellent condition

            Florida Art Auction
          • Albert Backus Highwaymen Red Royal Poinciana Print
            Feb. 14, 2024

            Albert Backus Highwaymen Red Royal Poinciana Print

            Est: $1 - $1,000

            Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus( American, 1906-1990) Vintage signed framed print of a beautiful Florida highway man landscape with red Royal Poinciana tree. Signed in the plate, lower right, dated 1976. Presented in wood frame. Work Size: 21 x 33 in. Dimensions: 25.5 X 38 X 1 in. Condition: Good to fair overall condition having age toning and rippling to lower right portion of print. Water damage and storage wear to frame. Estate fresh to the market. Shipping: MiddleManBrokers Inc. does not offer in-house shipping for this item. We will refer third party shippers for all domestic and international buyers. Purchaser pick up available upon request.

            MiddleManBrokers
          • Albert E. Backus (American, 1906-1991) Landscape Oil On Canvas
            Feb. 13, 2024

            Albert E. Backus (American, 1906-1991) Landscape Oil On Canvas

            Est: $4,000 - $12,000

            DESCRIPTION: Oil on canvas painting by Albert Ernest "Beanie" Backus depicting a Floridian wetland scene. Signed at lower right. CIRCA: 1980s ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: With frame - H: 24.5" W: 1.25" L: 32.25" Without frame - H: 16" W: 0.75" L: 24" CONDITION: Minor discoloration of canvas evident on verso consistent with age Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of our specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ask question button or send us an email.

            Akiba Galleries
          • A. E. 'Beanie' Backus Everglades Oil Painting
            Jan. 31, 2024

            A. E. 'Beanie' Backus Everglades Oil Painting

            Est: $15,000 - $20,000

            Albert Ernest Backus, American (1906-1990). Noted Florida artist and founder of The Florida Highwaymen movement, oil on canvas of a scene in the Florida Everglades, signed lower right and mounted in wood frame. Measures 31.5"H x 36.25"W framed; 24.5"H x 29.25"W visual. Condition: good condition, please see all photos. Contact AAG for more detailed information if needed. AAG is not responsible for any errors or omissions to any lots. All sales are final and sold as is. This lot cannot be shipped in house. For an instant guaranteed third party shipping quote through Quality Packing and Shipping visit: https://www.qualitypackship.com/abington-copy-1 or contact our other third party shippers.

            Abington Auction Gallery
          • A. E. 'Beanie' Backus Beach Oil Painting 1984
            Jan. 31, 2024

            A. E. 'Beanie' Backus Beach Oil Painting 1984

            Est: $15,000 - $20,000

            Albert Ernest Backus, American (1906-1990). Florida artist and founder of The Highwaymen movement. Oil on canvas painting of a Florida beach scene, mounted in wood frame. Signed and dated lower right, 1984. Measures 38"H x 34"W framed; 29.25"H x 23.75"W visual. Condition: good condition, please see all photos. Contact AAG for more detailed information if needed. AAG is not responsible for any errors or omissions to any lots. All sales are final and sold as is. This lot cannot be shipped in house. For an instant guaranteed third party shipping quote through Quality Packing and Shipping visit: https://www.qualitypackship.com/abington-copy-1 or contact our other third party shippers.

            Abington Auction Gallery
          • A.E. BACKUS FOLIO 7 PENCIL SKETCH PRINTS
            Jan. 20, 2024

            A.E. BACKUS FOLIO 7 PENCIL SKETCH PRINTS

            Est: $400 - $800

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906-1990) Florida Hall of Fame Artist. West Indies Folio 7 Pencil Sketch Prints - Signed in print. Prints measures11x14. To Include:"Paurotis - Everglades", "One of the places" Columbus is buried Santo Domingo, "Rue Des Religious Cap Haitian Haiti", "Old Pine", "Pine Country", "The Crab Seller - Nassau", "Cypress Swamp - Florida "Condition: Very Fine

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS 2 SKETCHES OF EDEN LAWN
            Jan. 20, 2024

            A.E. BACKUS 2 SKETCHES OF EDEN LAWN

            Est: $4,000 - $8,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906 - 1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Ink pen sketch on paper. One sketch signed lower right. A bench is located adjacent to a reflecting pond surrounded with many varieties of Florida vegetation. A flamingo melds into its surrounding. The Floridian home scene highlights the spaciousness of the surrounding grounds with a number of mature trees. Each item - Image measures 6.5x11 framed to overall size of 15.5x20. Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Condition: Very Fine

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST INDIAN RIVER SHORES
            Jan. 20, 2024

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST INDIAN RIVER SHORES

            Est: $15,000 - $20,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906 - 1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Oil on canvas - signed lower right1979. Rendered in classic Backus Palette knife. A peaceful windswept palm at the beachhead. Canvas measures 12x16 framed to overall size of 18x22. Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Condition: Very Fine

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS CYPRESS SWAMP FLORIDA PAINTING
            Dec. 17, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS CYPRESS SWAMP FLORIDA PAINTING

            Est: $8,000 - $12,000

            BACKUS, A.E., (American, 1906-1990): Cypress Swamp, Oil/Canvas, 20" x 24", signed lower right, framed, 25" x 29". Backus was an influence on the art of the Florida Highwaymen. Purchased from the Backus Gallery.

            Burchard Galleries Inc
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST WETLAND BEHIND EDENLAWN
            Dec. 16, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST WETLAND BEHIND EDENLAWN

            Est: $15,000 - $25,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906 –1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Oil on Upson covered in applied canvas - signed lower right and dated 1928. Early period work of historic importance. Worthy of loan to the Backus Museum. A testimony to Backus's acceptance as an accomplished artist at the youthful age of22. Painted during one of his Thursday visits at Eden lawn Plantation. Founded in 1871 Eden lawn is a historic pineapple plantation which later served as refuge cottages for soldiers passing through by ship. Also home to Jenson beaches first post office. Backus and Duke Merwin were friends who attended art school together at Parsons school of design in New York. This scene of Savanna's wetland behind Eden lawn was given to Dukes mother by Backus and later inherited by Duke Merwin. The painting was part of the Eden lawn culture and appropriately remained on the Eden lawn plantation property until this present offering. Accomplished in brush prior to his Palette knife style. Verso bears the Backus Seal. Board measures 22x28 framed to overall size of 26.5x32.5. Condition: Very Fine Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing the images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape.

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST MANGROVES OF SURFSIDE
            Dec. 16, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST MANGROVES OF SURFSIDE

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906 –1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Oil on Canvas - signed lower right. Titled 'Mangrove Birds' on verso, Mangroves of Surfside, Fort Pierce Florida. A deacquisitioned work from estate Patron George P. Putnam, Husband of Amelia Earhart. The Putnam family had close ties with Backus and were instrumental in Backus's early development. Founders of Crayola crayon. This Breathtaking scene evoking the cool sky of Florida's wetlands teeming with the symbolic paradox of Life and death entwined with tropical flora and fauna. This tropical paradise "south of Surfside" just off A1A Backus is inspired with challenge as he passionately plied brush and luxuriant layers of oil with knife to canvas to masterfully embrace this solitude in perpetuity. Backus quotes" Whether it be a Storm across the Glades, the Caress of a fresh Breeze or the Silence of a deep Woods, it has always been my desire to interpret the moods of nature..." Canvas measures 26x30 framed to overall size of 33x38. Condition: Very Fine Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing the images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape.

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST MOONLIGHT
            Dec. 16, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST MOONLIGHT

            Est: $20,000 - $40,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906 - 1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Oil on canvas - signed lower right. Created in brush and palette knife. This moonlit evening scene, painted in 1969, bears a striking resemblance to its twin published in the original Backus Book "Southern Skies & Gentle Breezes" on page 55. Canvas measures 25×30 framed to overall size of 33x37 in original Backus frame. Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape.

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST ADAM'S RANCH GICLEE
            Nov. 18, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST ADAM'S RANCH GICLEE

            Est: $500 - $1,500

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906 – 1990) Florida Artist Giclee on canvas- signed in print lower right. Adam's Ranch, wilderness scene. Hand embellished giclee. Each stroke of clear coat is dedicated to the replication of the artist's original color work. Backus Museum certified 8 of 500. Canvas measures 20x24 framed to overall size of 25x29. Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing the images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Condition: Very Fine

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST RIO MAR
            Nov. 18, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST RIO MAR

            Est: $15,000 - $25,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906 –1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Oil on Canvas art board, and beautifully framed. Signed lower right. Created in a mixed media of brush and palette knife. Classic Rio Mar point captured in perpetuity, is the resounding surf along the south shore of the last remaining slice of the virgin Vero beaches. Canvas measures 16x20 framed to overall size of 19x26. Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing the images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Condition: Very Fine

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST TROPICAL INLET
            Nov. 18, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST TROPICAL INLET

            Est: $20,000 - $40,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906 –1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Oil on Canvas - signed lower right. Full Palette knife. Classic St Lucie river scene entitled "View of the Fort pierce Inlet" featuring fluffy white clouds hovering over coconut palm trees - Thick palette tree bark and swaying palm branches create realism, capturing the ever vanishing landscape of what was once a vast Florida wilderness. Canvas measures 25x30 framed to overall size of 32x37. Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing the images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Condition: Very Fine

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST EVENING MEAL BAHAMAS
            Nov. 18, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST EVENING MEAL BAHAMAS

            Est: $25,000 - $35,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906 –1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Artist. Oil on canvas - signed lower right. Titled and inscribed on verso "Evening Meal #83653 A.E. Backus May 1968, Executed in brush and palette knife. A nearly exact rendering of the published Bahamian sailing painting published in the Backus book and on display at the Backus Museum. This high adventure painting stretched onto sail cloth is a vintage classic from the island sailing adventures of A.E. Backus and Alfred Hair . Canvas measures 20x24 framed to overall size of 26x30. Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing the images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Condition: Very Fine fINE

            Manor Auctions
          • Albert Ernest "Beanie" Backus (American/Florida)
            Nov. 17, 2023

            Albert Ernest "Beanie" Backus (American/Florida)

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            Albert Ernest "Beanie" Backus (American/Florida, 1906-1990), "Florida Landscape", oil on board, signed lower right, 12 in. x 9 in., framed, overall 15 1/8 in. x 12 3/8 in. x 1 in.

            Neal Auction Company
          • Albert Backus Highwaymen Red Royal Poinciana Print
            Nov. 15, 2023

            Albert Backus Highwaymen Red Royal Poinciana Print

            Est: $1 - $1,000

            Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus( American, 1906-1990) Vintage signed framed print of a beautiful Florida highway man landscape with red Royal Poinciana tree. Signed in the plate, lower right, dated 1976. Presented in wood frame. Work Size: 21 x 33 in. Dimensions: 25.5 X 38 X 1 in. Condition: Good to fair overall condition having age toning and rippling to lower right portion of print. Water damage and storage wear to frame. Estate fresh to the market. Shipping: MiddleManBrokers Inc. does not offer in-house shipping for this item. We will refer third party shippers for all domestic and international buyers. Purchaser pick up available upon request.

            MiddleManBrokers
          • Albert E. Backus (1906-1990) Evening on the Marsh 29 3/4 x 39 3/8 in. (75.6 x 100 cm.)
            Nov. 07, 2023

            Albert E. Backus (1906-1990) Evening on the Marsh 29 3/4 x 39 3/8 in. (75.6 x 100 cm.)

            Est: $15,000 - $25,000

            Albert E. Backus (1906-1990) Evening on the Marsh signed 'A.E. BACKUS' (lower right) oil on canvas 29 3/4 x 39 3/8 in. (75.6 x 100 cm.)

            Bonhams
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST GICLEE NORTH BEACH
            Oct. 28, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST GICLEE NORTH BEACH

            Est: $750 - $1,500

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906-1990) Florida Artist. Limited Edition Giclee on canvas - signed in print lower right. Titled "North Beach". Hand embellished Giclee. Each stroke of clear coat is dedicated to the replication of the artists original color work. Backus Museum certified limited edition 70 of 500. Canvas measures 20x24 framed to overall size of 25x29. Accompanied by Backus Museum Certificate Of Authenticity. Condition: Very Fine

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS ORIGINAL STUDY SKETCH IN GRAPHITE
            Oct. 28, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS ORIGINAL STUDY SKETCH IN GRAPHITE

            Est: $2,000 - $4,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906-1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Artist. Pencil Sketch on paper - Unsigned. After cataract surgery made it difficult to withstand the harsh Florida sun for a live study, Backus made quick sketches on-site which he transferred to his indoor canvases by means of a numbered geometric grid. Graphite study for a presumed upcoming painting featuring notes on the front for light/dark contrast. Verso has notes to pricing per square inch, possibly for commissions. Sketch measures 9x11 inches. Condition: Fine- Foxing present and small holes.

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST LUSH WETLAND
            Oct. 28, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST LUSH WETLAND

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906-1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Palette knife and brush work in unison to bring the riverside to life. Canvas measures 24x30 framed to overall size of 31.5x37.5. Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing the images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Condition: Very Fine

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST 12 HIBISCUS COMPLEX
            Oct. 28, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST 12 HIBISCUS COMPLEX

            Est: $35,000 - $55,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906-1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Oil on Masonite - signed lower right. Never before seen Twelve (12) Hibiscus Backus masterpiece. Inspired with challenge in layering blends of oil with knife to embrace the subtle texture of each leaf and petal in perpetuity. Canvas measures 26x30 framed to overall size of 33x38. Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing the images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Condition: Very Fine

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST DAN'S POINT
            Oct. 28, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST DAN'S POINT

            Est: $25,000 - $50,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906-1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Oil on Canvas - signed lower right. Dan's Point, one of Florida's wilderness coastline sites, teeming with the symbolism of tropical life entwined with the power of the wind and sun along the virgin shoreline. A favorite location of Backus as he painted it several times. Backus is inspired with challenge as he passionately plied luxuriant layers of oil with knife to canvas to masterfully embrace this solitude in perpetuity. Backus quotes " Whether it be a Storm across the Glades, the Caress of a fresh Breeze or the Silence of a deep Woods, it has always been my desire to interpret the moods of nature..." Canvas measures 25x30 framed to overall size of 34.5x39.5.Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing the images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape.

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST GICLEE NET MENDERS
            Oct. 28, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST GICLEE NET MENDERS

            Est: $800 - $1,600

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906-1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist.. Giclee on canvas - signed in print lower right. Titled "The Net Menders". Hand-textured giclée with COA from A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, Inc. Limited edition 7 of 500. Canvas measures 20x24 framed to overall size of 23x27. *Backus Museum Fundraiser Item* Condition: Very Fine

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS LATE AFTERNOON LIMITED GICLEE 1/25
            Oct. 28, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS LATE AFTERNOON LIMITED GICLEE 1/25

            Est: $1,500 - $3,000

            A.E. Backus (American, 1906-1990). Late Afternoon, Florida Backwoods, 1979. Limited edition hand-textured canvas reproduction, ed. 1/25. 20x24". Includes a reproduced copy of the "An Evening With Beanie" program from 1979, with some snapshots that show the original painting in progress, and the artist with attendees Late Afternoon, Florida Backwoods was an original painting by Florida's preeminent landscape artist. It was a notable example of the artist's customary practice of donating his paintings for local charities and worthy causes. This original painting is documented as a special fundraising demonstration, painted live before an audience, at an event benefiting the Indian River Community College Foundation on Wednesday, April 18, 1979. Described in a printed program as "An Evening With Beanie," the painting was auctioned, with the high bidder being Juanita Geary, who was on the IRCC Foundation Board from 1979-1981. The painting was displayed in her home in Stuart until it was tragically destroyed in a 2003 fire. Before this tragedy, Mrs. Geary's daughter Linda, owner of the former Positive Images Photo Labs Inc. (1987-2002), captured a 4 x 5 inch transparency of the painting, the only professional quality image that now survives. Linda gave this to the Backus Museum in 2021, allowing the Museum to use the image once more to support its nonprofit mission. *Backus Museum Fundraiser Item*

            Manor Auctions
          • Albert Backus Highwaymen Red Royal Poinciana Print
            Oct. 18, 2023

            Albert Backus Highwaymen Red Royal Poinciana Print

            Est: $1 - $1,000

            Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus( American, 1906-1990) Vintage signed framed print of a beautiful Florida highway man landscape with red Royal Poinciana tree. Signed in the plate, lower right, dated 1976. Presented in wood frame. Work Size: 21 x 33 in. Dimensions: 25.5 X 38 X 1 in. Condition: Good to fair overall condition having age toning and rippling to lower right portion of print. Water damage and storage wear to frame. Estate fresh to the market. Shipping: MiddleManBrokers Inc. does not offer in-house shipping for this item. We will refer third party shippers for all domestic and international buyers. Purchaser pick up available upon request.

            MiddleManBrokers
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST STUDY UNSIGNED
            Sep. 23, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST STUDY UNSIGNED

            Est: $7,000 - $14,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (January 3, 1906 – June 6, 1990) Florida Artist Painting. Oil on canvas panel - UNSIGNED. Executed in brush circa 1950's. This work is believed to be a small study for a larger work. Classic Backus scene featuring peachy clouds and windswept shoreline. Board measures 8x10 framed to overall size of 12x14. From a private family collection - Comes with recent appraisal report.

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST GICLEE TURNBULL HAMMOCK
            Sep. 23, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST GICLEE TURNBULL HAMMOCK

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906-1990) Florida Artist Giclee. Giclee on canvas - signed in print lower right. Titled "Turnbull Hammock". Hand embellished giclee. Each stroke of clear coat is dedicated to the replication of the artists original color work. Backus Museum certified limited edition 6 of 500. Canvas measures 24x30 framed to overall size of 29.5x35.5.Condition: Very Fine

            Manor Auctions
          • Albert Ernest "Beanie" Backus (American/Florida)
            Sep. 08, 2023

            Albert Ernest "Beanie" Backus (American/Florida)

            Est: $15,000 - $25,000

            Albert Ernest "Beanie" Backus (American/Florida, 1906-1990), "Windy Day", oil on canvas, signed lower right, signed, titled and inscribed en verso, 30 in. x 36 in., framed, overall 39 1/8 in. x 45 1/8 in. x 2 in. Note: Albert Ernest “Beanie” Backus was a painter born in Fort Pierce, Florida in 1906. Though largely self-taught, he took summer classes at the Parsons School of Design in New York City from 1924 to 1925. Before selling his landscapes, he made money through commercial sign painting. His lifelong passions for plants and wildlife allowed him to render Florida seascapes with impeccable detail. Though Backus was not one of the famed Florida Highwaymen, they were influenced by his work. His skill in depicting the Florida landscape is on display in the lot offered here entitled “Windy Days.” The bend of the tree trunks and fluttering fronds come alive under the Florida sun as the viewer can almost smell the sea air and feel the warm breeze. Ref.: “A. E. Backus.” The Highwaymen. www.floridahighwaymenpaintings.com. Accessed July 26, 2023; “A. E. ‘Bean’ Backus.” Florida Arts & Culture. https://dos.myflorida.com. Accessed July 26, 2023.

            Neal Auction Company
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST GICLEE EARLY SUMMER
            Aug. 26, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST GICLEE EARLY SUMMER

            Est: $500 - $1,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906-1990) Florida Artist Giclee. Giclee on canvas - signed in print lower right. Titled "Early Summer on The Indian River". Hand-textured giclée with COA from A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, Inc. Limited edition 27 of 500. Canvas measures 20x24 framed to overall size of 24.5x28.5. Condition: Very Fine

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST GICLEE BAHAMIAN SAILING
            Aug. 26, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST GICLEE BAHAMIAN SAILING

            Est: $700 - $1,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906-1990) Florida Artist Giclee. Giclee on canvas - signed in print lower right. Titled "Bahamian Sailing". Hand-textured giclee with COA from A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, Inc. Limited edition 69 of 500. Canvas measures 24x30 framed to overall size of 29x35. As a teenager, the artist worked at his father's boat building business, which gave him an insider's knowledge and ability to capture the beauty of the open sea. Condition: Very Fine

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST PROVINCIAL FLORIDA
            Jul. 29, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST PROVINCIAL FLORIDA

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie (1906-1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement. Oil on canvas - Signed lower right. Full palette knife rendering in its original frame. An impressive cloud formation set against a blue sky with placid waters of blue and lavender reflecting the highly detailed Florida habitat. Lavender-blue hyacinths float in abundance along the shoreline The bark on the stately pine interplay's the sunlight and it's interesting twisted branches. Backus used a form of pointillism to form the bark by applying dots of multiple colors, a style unique to his works. From a distance the eye blends these dots to create an image. Gracious palms adorn the scenery. Attention is drawn to the signature in the lower right through the visual effects of multiple colors. Canvas measures 25x30 framed to overall size of 33x38. Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing the images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Condition: Very Fine

            Manor Auctions
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST JACARANDA MASTERPIECE
            Jul. 29, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST JACARANDA MASTERPIECE

            Est: $30,000 - $50,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest 'Beanie" (1906-1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement. Hall of Fame Artist. Oil on canvas - signed lower right. This splendid masterpiece Albert Backus is the only known Jacaranda to ever come to public market and perhaps one of only a handful known to exist. Canvas measures 16x20 framed to overall size of 26x30.5. Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing the images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Condition: Very Fine

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          • Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus: Homassa River
            Jul. 04, 2023

            Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus: Homassa River

            Est: CHF21,999 - CHF22,000

            Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus (1906 Fort Pierce 1990) Homassa River Öl auf Leinwand / Oil on canvas 63x76 cm / 63x76 cm Signatur / Signature Unten rechts vom Künstler signiert "A.E. Backus". Rückseitig mit der Nummer "#680", betitelt "Homassa River" (sic!) und nochmals signiert Signed lower right by the artist "A.E. Backus". On the reverse with the number "#680", titled "Homassa River" (sic!) and signed once again. Provenienz / Provenance 1971 an einer Tombola der Swiss Society in New York gewonnen; seitdem in Privatbesitz Schweiz Won in 1971 at a raffle of the Swiss Society in New York; since then privately owned Switzerland Zustand / Condition Tadellos in der Erhaltung. Auf dem orignalen Chassis Perfectly preserved. On the original stretcher Erläuterungen / Comments Der weitgehend autodidaktische Künstler Albert Ernest Backus, auch Beanie Backus genannt, schuf zahlreiche Landschaften Floridas. Er gilt heute als der "Dean" der sog. "Highwaymen". Die Künstler dieser losen Gruppierung verschiedener Hautfarbe in Florida halfen sich zur Zeit der Rassentrennung gegenseitig und vermarkteten ihre Kunstwerke aus den Kofferräumen ihrer Autos. - Dargestellt sein dürfte eine Insel im Homosassa River im Citrus County The largely self-taught artist Albert Ernest Backus, also known as Beanie Backus, created numerous Florida landscapes. Today he is considered the "Dean" of the so-called "Highwaymen". The artists of this loose grouping of different skin colours in Florida helped each other at the time of segregation and marketed their artwork from the boots of their cars. - Probably depicting an island in the Homosassa River in Citrus County. Erwartete Ausrufzeit / Estimated Auction Time of Lot (+/- 30min) 15.06.2023; 15:50 h (MEST / CET) For further information visit our Website (www.kornfeld.ch)

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          • Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus: Homassa River
            Jun. 15, 2023

            Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus: Homassa River

            Est: CHF21,999 - CHF22,000

            Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus (1906 Fort Pierce 1990) Homassa River Öl auf Leinwand / Oil on canvas 63x76 cm / 63x76 cm Signatur / Signature Unten rechts vom Künstler signiert "A.E. Backus". Rückseitig mit der Nummer "#680", betitelt "Homassa River" (sic!) und nochmals signiert Signed lower right by the artist "A.E. Backus". On the reverse with the number "#680", titled "Homassa River" (sic!) and signed once again. Provenienz / Provenance 1971 an einer Tombola der Swiss Society in New York gewonnen; seitdem in Privatbesitz Schweiz Won in 1971 at a raffle of the Swiss Society in New York; since then privately owned Switzerland Zustand / Condition Tadellos in der Erhaltung. Auf dem orignalen Chassis Perfectly preserved. On the original stretcher Erläuterungen / Comments Der weitgehend autodidaktische Künstler Albert Ernest Backus, auch Beanie Backus genannt, schuf zahlreiche Landschaften Floridas. Er gilt heute als der "Dean" der sog. "Highwaymen". Die Künstler dieser losen Gruppierung verschiedener Hautfarbe in Florida halfen sich zur Zeit der Rassentrennung gegenseitig und vermarkteten ihre Kunstwerke aus den Kofferräumen ihrer Autos. - Dargestellt sein dürfte eine Insel im Homosassa River im Citrus County The largely self-taught artist Albert Ernest Backus, also known as Beanie Backus, created numerous Florida landscapes. Today he is considered the "Dean" of the so-called "Highwaymen". The artists of this loose grouping of different skin colours in Florida helped each other at the time of segregation and marketed their artwork from the boots of their cars. - Probably depicting an island in the Homosassa River in Citrus County. Erwartete Ausrufzeit / Estimated Auction Time of Lot (+/- 30min) 15.06.2023; 15:50 h (MEST / CET) For further information visit our Website (www.kornfeld.ch)

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          • A.E. BACKUS INDIAN RIVER SCHOOL PUBLISHED WORK
            May. 27, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS INDIAN RIVER SCHOOL PUBLISHED WORK

            Est: $25,000 - $35,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906 –1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Artist. Oil on canvas - Signed lower right. Published in the Firestone book on the life of Albert E. Backus. Exceptional use of brush and palette knife. A cluster of palms sway gently in the afternoon breeze overlooking the ripple of cool blue waters. White clouds abound reflecting the suns brilliance reflecting a blue thunderhead as it drifts gently by in the distance. Canvas measures 25x30 framed to overall size of 32x37.Albert Ernest Backus (1906-1990) was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created iconic images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Condition: Very Fine

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          • Albert Ernest Backus American, 1906-1990 Stormy Skies with Pine Trees
            May. 03, 2023

            Albert Ernest Backus American, 1906-1990 Stormy Skies with Pine Trees

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            Albert Ernest Backus American, 1906-1990 Stormy Skies with Pine Trees Signed A. E. Backus (lr) Oil on canvas 25 x 30 inches (63.5 x 76.2 cm) C Property from Old School Square Center for the Arts

            Doyle New York
          • Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus American, 1906-1990 Late Afternoon on the Indian River
            May. 03, 2023

            Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus American, 1906-1990 Late Afternoon on the Indian River

            Est: $15,000 - $25,000

            Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus American, 1906-1990 Late Afternoon on the Indian River Signed A. E. Backus (lr) Oil on canvas 25 x 30 inches (63.5 x 76.2 cm) C Property from Old School Square Center for the Arts

            Doyle New York
          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST MANGROVES OF SURFSIDE
            Apr. 22, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST MANGROVES OF SURFSIDE

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906 –1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Oil on Canvas - signed lower right. Titled 'Mangrove Birds' on verso, Mangroves of Surfside, Fort Pierce Florida. A deacquisitioned work from estate Patron George P. Putnam, Husband of Amelia Earhart. The Putnam family had close ties with Backus and were instrumental in Backus's early development. Founders of Crayola crayon. This Breathtaking scene evoking the cool sky of Florida's wetlands teeming with the symbolic paradox of Life and death entwined with tropical flora and fauna. This tropical paradise "south of Surfside" just off A1A Backus is inspired with challenge as he passionately plied brush and luxuriant layers of oil with knife to canvas to masterfully embrace this solitude in perpetuity. Backus quotes" Whether it be a Storm across the Glades, the Caress of a fresh Breeze or the Silence of a deep Woods, it has always been my desire to interpret the moods of nature..." Canvas measures 26x30 framed to overall size of 33x38. Condition: Very Fine

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          • Albert Ernest Backus (1906-1990) Oil On Board Painting
            Mar. 28, 2023

            Albert Ernest Backus (1906-1990) Oil On Board Painting

            Est: $5,000 - $15,000

            DESCRIPTION: Untitled oil on board painting by Albert Ernest "AE" Backus depicting a Florida landscape of foliage reflected in the murky Floridian marsh. Signed at lower right and mounted in a partially gilt wooden frame. Includes certificate of authenticity. CIRCA: 20th Century ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: (With Frame) H: 27.5" W: 1.75" L: 33.5" (Without Frame) H: 24" & L: 30" Have a similar item to sell? Contact: [email protected]. CONDITION: Great condition. See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained via email ([email protected]) or SMS (305)-332-9274. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Akiba Antiques shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST BACKWATER HYACINTH
            Mar. 18, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST BACKWATER HYACINTH

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (January 3, 1906 – June 6, 1990) Indian River School - Florida Artist Painting. Founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Oil on Canvas - signed lower right 1978. In this complex blend of palette knife and brush, Backus masters the development of the cool darkness within the shadow texture and the warmth of sun. A dauntless live oak tree covers the noon sky. Cabbage Palms and gentle Hyacinth blossom along the river. Canvas measures 16x20 framed to overall size of 24x28. Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing the images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Condition: Very Fine

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          • A.E. BACKUS CLASSIC VERO BEACH RIO MAR SCENE
            Mar. 18, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS CLASSIC VERO BEACH RIO MAR SCENE

            Est: $25,000 - $35,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (January 3, 1906 – June 6, 1990) Indian River School - Florida Artist Painting. Founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Oil on Canvas - signed lower right. Classic Rio Mar point scene adjacent to the Rio Mar Country Club in South beach, Vero Beach. Lush pygmy palms along the bank, shadowed by the wind tossed coconut palms, sand and surf. Rich in its capture of the ever vanishing natural Florida wilderness. Canvas measures 25x30 framed to overall size of 31x36. Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing the images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Condition: Very Fine. Minor crazing indicative of this early Backus vintage.

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          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST YELLOW HIBISCUS
            Feb. 18, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST YELLOW HIBISCUS

            Est: $8,000 - $16,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906 –1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Oil on orange peel Upson - signed lower right. Painted on the dimpled orange peel side of the Upson. A uniquely textured and immensely detailed imagery of the royal Yellow Hibiscus flower. Lifelike emulation of the fleshy calyces, delicate pedals and flecks of pollen are splendidly captured free of season and sun in eternal oil. Board measures 11x15 framed to overall size of 22x26. Condition: Very Fine

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          • A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST INDIAN RIVER
            Feb. 18, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS FLORIDA ARTIST INDIAN RIVER

            Est: $20,000 - $40,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906 –1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Oil on Canvas- signed lower right. Florida wetland scene. Lush cabbage palms and loblolly pines. Rich in its capture of the ever vanishing natural flora and fauna of the Florida wilderness. Canvas measures 24x36 framed to overall size of 36x48. Albert Ernest Backus was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce, Florida who created the Highwaymen movement - capturing the images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Condition: Very Fine

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          • A.E. BACKUS JAMAICA FLAMBOYANT EXTRAORDINAIRE'
            Feb. 18, 2023

            A.E. BACKUS JAMAICA FLAMBOYANT EXTRAORDINAIRE'

            Est: $30,000 - $50,000

            Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (1906 –1990) Indian River School, founder of the Highwaymen movement - Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Oil on Canvas - signed lower right. Titled 'Jamaica River' on verso and stamped 'Albert Beanie Backus, Studio 122 Avenue C, Fort Pierce'. Breathtaking scene evoking the temperate lush jungle of Jamaica alive with tropical flowers and vibrant culture. A second home for Backus, he passionately plied brush and knife to canvas to masterfully capture this romantic Caribbean wonderland lifestyle in perpetuity. When asked why he loved Jamaica so much he said "the Rum and the Red Trees" Poinciana trees by Backus are the single most sought after subject matter. Canvas measures 20x24 framed to overall size of 28x32. Condition: Very Fine

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