A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery
Our mission is to promote the arts in the community and perpetuate the artistic and humanitarian legacy of A.E. Backus. Why that’s important: Albert Ernest Backus (1906-1990) was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce who created iconic images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Whether in the glades, the beaches, the rivers, the savannas, or the back country, his paintings capture a unique sense of place that is instantly recognizable and beloved. Praised and renowned as an exceptional artist in the regionalist tradition, he was also a mentor and advocate for countless people in his lifetime, and is remembered today both for his artistic accomplishments, his altruistic spirit, and in sharing the arts with his community.