Biography: DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER Standish Backus (1910-1989) Born in Detroit in 1910, Standish Backus graduated form Princeton University in 1933 with a degree in architecture. He studied painting the following year at the University of Munich, and later took instruction with a watercolorist in Maine. After...... read more
Goleta Beach, 1954, an original watercolor painting by Standish Backus Jr.. This painting is available as a giclée art print on premium watercolor paper.
Exhibited: California: The Urban Tempo, at the Riverside Art Museum from November 1st, 1991, to January 10th, 1992.
Everyday Life in California, Regional Watercolors, 1930-1960, California Heritage Museum, May 15 through November 14, 2004.
California Style Watercolor, 1930 - 1970. Presented by the California Style Collectors Club Nov. 16 - Dec. 15, 2007, Johnson Family Library, Newport Beach.
Literature: As seen in California Watercolors 1850-1970, by Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last. An illustrated history and biographical dictionary.
As seen in California Watercolor Art from the Early 20th Century Through Today as a full page reproduction.