Artist Birthdays December 17 – PAUL CADMUS
PAUL CADMUS (December 17, 1904 – December 12, 1999)
- Nationality: American
- Field: Painting, drawing
- Art Movement: Magic Realism
- ARTiFact: His painting The Fleet’s In! was the subject of a public outcry due to its depiction of sailors and women carousing in an uninhibited sexual manner. Though it was removed from a 1934 exhibition, the publicity helped launch his career.
- Artist Quote: “If only my works could become better known without me as a personality becoming better known, then I could enjoy my enlarged reputation more than I do.”
- Notable Artwork (shown below): The Fleet’s In!, 1934.