Bruce Backhouse

Bruce Backhouse was born in Pietermaritzburg, KZN in 1950.
He studied fine art at Rhodes University under Brian Bradshaw. He then gained work experience as an Art Director and Creative Director at various ad agencies in South Africa for 25 years.

Bruce lives in Johannesburg and in 2004 he became a full-time artist. In 2006 he studied at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

He focuses primarily on landscapes, executed in watercolour. Although very versatile in figural satires he is concerned mainly with the contemporary landscape, falling within the genre of traditional landscape painting. He believes that the average South African landscape has been over exploited to a point where it is no longer visually challenging to either post-modern artist or viewer. In trying to review the genre, his aim is to make people question and think differently about landscape in watercolour. It is a journey for both artist and viewer.

Backhouse has held several solo and group exhibitions throughout SA. His works have been bought by major banks and corporations and by private collectors throughout the world.

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