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Tropical Light: The Art of A.E. Backus

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Eight years in the making,  this book is  masterfully written by art
historian  Natasha Kuzmanovic.  Her insightful and  scrupulously
researched  text  encompasses  not  only his  exceptional artistic
talent but his extraordinary humanitarian spirit.
Readers will enjoy seeing Backus’ portrayals of unspoiled Florida.
Textured paint  from his palette knife,  beautiful details and colors
are magnificently captured. His paintings emerge as poetic testa-
ments to Florida’s lost paradise.
Natasha Kuzmanovic, PhD,  an art historian and conservator, has
contributed  to  numerous publications including  The Influence of
Paris: European and American Sclupture 1830-1930
, Tiffanys 150
. She is the author of  John Paul Cooper: Designer and Cra-
ftsman of the Arts 
and  Crafts Movement and Yard: The Life and
Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard
.  She is  partner  in  the
I. Joseph Chiarello Object Conservation Studio, New York.