Cadmus, Paul – American (1904 – 1999)
Etching, 1935, Johnson & Miller 81, edition of 50.
Signed, titled, dated & editioned in pencil.
9 1/8 x 10 1/8 inches
One of Cadmus' finest prints.
This print is in very good – excellent condition.
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Paul Cadmus was born in New York City on December 17, 1904 and lived and worked in New York City. He came from an artistic family. His father was a lithographer who painted in a modest way; his mother did illustrations for children's books; his sister was a designer. Paul began to draw when he was two and one-half. When he was fourteen, he entered the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. He was the pupil of Joseph Pennell, William Aurbach-Levy, Charles Locke, and Jared French.
Later he worked for an advertising agency until he had some money; he became the lover of Jared French and the two went to live in Majorca. When he returned to the United States in 1933, there were no jobs for young artists. He joined the Public Works of Art Project, forerunner of the Works Progress Administration.