He was the local legend, the city’s unorthodox free spirit, the small town Fort Pierce artist who could paint Florida’s wild, voluptuous beauty like no one else before or since. A.E. “Beanie” Backus could make you feel the humidity wrapping around you like a hot flannel, smell the pine prairies of the back country or the fresh, salt breeze at sunset simply from the way he applied paint to canvas. A Backus painting is a window on a nearly extinct paradise of water and wilderness.

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