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Artist Birthdays December 17 – PAUL CADMUS

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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.

Paul Cadmus. The Fleet's In! (1934).


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