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“Local artist with international reputation”

A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum
Ranked #14 of 89 things to do in Fort Pierce
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beanie Backus was an artist who lived in Ft. Pierce who had an exceptional ability to capture the essence of old Florida and the quality of light on the water and the pine scrub of the inland areas. He was also philanthropic with his talent and taught a generation of African American painters who came to be known as the Highwaymen. I recommend that you visit his museum when you are in the area.

1  Thank Michael H
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

I saw the web site and thought I should look it up . It was a wonderful Visual of Florida as we should all see it ! Through the eyes of an Artist who truly loved this area and saw the subtle effects of light and air and a Master of conveying it with brush and knife . A MUST ADD ! to your art library . I'm glad I did !

1  Thank JZAMVDB
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

This art gallery is located in the historic district of Ft. Pierce. Off season and on the weekdays may be easier to find parking. There is parking right across the street currently. This museum is also closed on Monday/Tuesdays.
The main artist displayed in this museum, of course, A.E. Backus. You can google him to see if it is an artist you are interested in. He is local to Ft.Pierce and many of his painting reflect the area and his growing up here. They also have a gift shop and much of it is Mr. Backus's art (cards, etc...). They also display other artists art. And depending on what time of year may depend on what other art is there.
It is not a large museum, so the time there will not be very long. There is a small fee. I think if you are in the area and like art galleries, you should not miss this. I even think that if you are not a huge fan of art galleries, but are interested in local history, you may want to come by and learn a little about A.E. Backus and his connection to Ft. Pierce.

1  Thank maxona
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a small gem in downtown Ft. Pierce with rotating exhibits of local artist, many Florida style paintings. They have a very helpful staff and knowledgeable staff. This place is close to restaurants and the Manatee center. Their is construction currently going on around the museum at special events on weekends the parking could be a challenge.

1  Thank Rob O
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Featuring Beautiful Paintings done by AE Backus.
Rotating exhibitions by guest Artists.
Small entry fee, makes it family friendly.
Very congenial, helpful, and knowledgeable staff

1  Thank Judysreviews
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