Kenn Erroll Backhaus is a Master Level Artist in both the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society.  He is a Signature Member and Past President of the Plein Air Painters of America, the oldest and most prestigious plein air organization in the country.  Kenn has also achieved Signature Member status, the highest level, in the California Art Club, one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country today.
Kenn’s paintings have won numerous awards, including Best in Show, Collector’s Choice, and Artist’s Choice Awards. His work has been included in several museum shows.  Kenn was one of the host artists in the APT Television Series, Passport and Palette and the PBS Series Plein Air, Painting the American Landscape. Kenn was featured in the Plein Air Magazine’s June/July issue, 2016.  In addition, his painting graced the cover of Plein Air Magazine in the fall of 2011, and his work also appeared in an article in March of 2012. Kenn’s paintings, along with other top, national artists’, have been published in some wonderful coffee table art books, including  Art of the National Parks, 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic, Sea to Shining Sea and The Enchanted Isle: A History of Plein Air Painting in Santa Catalina Island.  In November of 2014, Kenn was invited, along with 9 other artists, on a painting trip to China by Chinese-American Master Artist, Zhiwei Tu and the Zhiwei Tu Museum of China. This trip proved to be a great honor and a very humbling experience.




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