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    Art Brokerage: Paul Cadmus American Artist: December 17, 1904-December 12, 1999. He is best known for his paintings and drawings of nude male figures. His works combined elements of eroticism and social critique to produce a style often called magic realism. He painted with egg tempera, a medium which had been associated with Greek icons. In 1934 he painted The Fleet's In! while working for the Public Works of Art Project of the WPA. This painting, featuring carousing sailors, women, and a homosexual couple, was the subject of a public outcry and was removed from exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery. The publicity helped to launch his career. He worked in commercial illustration as well, but Jared French, another tempera artist who befriended him and became his lover for a time, convinced him to devote himself completely to fine art. Jon Anderson, who became Cadmus's longtime companion of 35 years, was a subject of many of his works. In 1999 he died in his home in Weston, Connecticut due to advanced age, just five days short of his 95th birthday. Cadmus's sister, Fidelma, was the wife of philanthropist and arts patron Lincoln Kirstein. Listings wanted.

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Waiting For Rehearsal  1984 Limited Edition Print - Paul Cadmus

Paul Cadmus

Waiting For Rehearsal 1984

Limited Edition Print: Etching, Handmade Paper, Deckled Edge, Hand Signed, From the edition of 175

Size: 18x14 in  | 46x36 cm
1984 Limited Edition Print $1,975
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