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
Exhibited: California Style 1930s and 40s, a traveling show that started at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts from August 21st through September 28th, 1997. It then traveled to the Orange County Museum of Art from December 13th, 1997, through March 22nd, 1998. The show ended at the Ventura Museum of History and Art from April 3rd through June 14th, 1998.
Everyday Life in California, Regional Watercolors, 1930-1960, California Heritage Museum, May 15 through November 14, 2004.
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.