Joan Backes (USA)

Garden Room with a View, Two Benches

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Joan Backes has shown in over thirty-five One Person Exhibitions and over eighty-five Group Exhibitions internationally. Recent Awards include: Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship at the National Academy Museum, NYC; American-Scandinavian Foundation Project Grant/Sweden; Brown University Creative Arts Council Faculty Grant; Fulbright Senior Scholar Award. Backes has been a professor at Brown University and the Kansas City Art Institute and a Visiting Artist at institutions internationally. Reviews of her work include: Art in America; The Chicago Tribune; Art New England; Time Out; The Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel; among others, and many international newspapers. Her work is in many museum collections internationally. Born in Milwaukee, WI, she currently lives on the East Coast of the USA.