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Backus, Albert Ernest "Beanie" (January 3, 1906 – June 6, 1990) Indian River School - Florida Artist painting. Oil on canvas - Signed lower right. Featured in the A.E. Backus book - "Chinaman's Dream" is apainting of a nude woman appearing in a cloud of smoke from a pipe. A man is pictured in the lower portion reclining while smoking an opium pipe. Subliminal hints to "chasing the dragon" as a shadowy dragon shaped figurewith a glowing green eye can be seen in the background. This painting was done as a commissioned piece in 1949. The client had seen this image as a tattoo on a sailor's arm while in the Navy during WWII and askedBackus to commission the painting. Canvas measures 36x60 framed to overall size of 44x68. Albert Ernest Backus was a largely

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