June 29~ Pride Month

Paul Cadmus and Jon Anderson

There are four links below

Paul Cadmus met Jon Anderson, The Nantucket Man, fortuitously on Nantucket Island in 1964. From the pivotal moment when Jon began to model for Paul onward, Jon said Paul’s “production of satirical paintings slowed and his creation of intimate, sensuous paintings and drawings increased.” ~Paul Cadmus & His Circle

Self-Portrait by Paul Cadmus
1965 / Crayon on paper / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, DC

 

 

 

 

 

Jon Anderson in White Tights
by Paul Cadmus
1966 / Pencil and wash on paper / Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have Fun, Drive Carefully
by Paul Cadmus
1991 / Crayons on Canson paper / Collection of John and Joanne Payson

June 26~ Pride Month

Paul Cadmus and George Tooker

There are five links below

Tooker began studying at the Art Students League in New York City from 1943 to 1945 under American painter Reginald Marsh…Tooker met then sixteen-year-old Paul Cadmus, who became his lover, lifelong friend, and major artistic mentor. ~theartstory.org

Self-Portrait of the Artist by George Tooker
1947 / Tempera on panel / Promised Gift to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

 

Portrait of George Tooker by Paul Cadmus
1949 / Ink heightened with white on paper / Private collection

Self-Portrait by Paul Cadmus
1935 / Tempera on board / Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 25~ Pride Month

Paul Cadmus and Jared French and Margaret Hoening
(PaJaMa)

There are six links below

Margaret Hoening was a painter and an etcher [who studied] at the Art Students League. There, she met the artist couple Paul Cadmus and Jared French. In 1937, she married French, fifteen years her junior, who had spent the previous decade with Cadmus. The trio formed a tight bond, with Cadmus and French continuing their relationship. Together, the three formed PaJaMa (a mashup of their first names, Paul, Jared, and Margaret).
~https://d6jcg90g7mpvu.cloudfront.net/s3fs-public/margarethoeningfrench.pdf

Self Portrait by Margaret Hoening French
ND / Pencil on Paper / Private collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circus Performers and Animals by Margaret Hoening French
ND / Gouache on board / Private collection

June 24~ Pride Month

Paul Cadmus and Jared French

There are six links below

In 1928, Cadmus…met Jared French, who encouraged him to quit making commercial art. The two became lovers and traveled to Europe from 1931 until 1932, living in a Mallorcan fishing village and learning and refining the egg tempera technique for which Cadmus became known. ~Paul Cadmus’ Greenwich Village

 

 

Paul Cadmus by Jared French
1944 / Pencil and brush and ink wash with white heightening / Private Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry (Jared French) by Paul Cadmus
1931 / Oil on canvas / Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

 

March 20, 1923~ Picasso’s first U.S. solo show in a noncommercial setting

Catalogue Cover for Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso

1923 / Catalogue of exhibition of original drawings by Pablo Picasso
Presented in The Art Institute of Chicago; hosted by The Arts Club of Chicago

Previous March 20 posts:

March 20~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Art Forger Eric Hebborn: Born March 20, 1934

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/20~

Love & War~ May 25

Charles & Ray Eames

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Charles was a designer with an eye for form. Ray was an artist with an eye for color. They complemented each other on projects like coat hangers, films, their namesake chairs, and large architectural projects. Through four decades of creative work, they revolutionized design and created an indelible mark on American History. The duo was not without faults, but the pair proved to be inseparable and inspirational. They were the Eameses.

The Eames studio—part workshop, part circus— was a partnership of two free spirits: one, an architecture school dropout who never got his license; the other, a painter trained by Hans Hofmann who used objects or any other surface as her canvases. They shunned the term “artist” as pompous.

Charles and Ray Eames arrived in Los Angeles in 1941, a year after they met at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Charles was married to his first wife, Catherine at the time, but Ray began assisting him and Eero Saarinen in their designs for the Museum of Modern Art’s Organic Design in Home Furnishings Competition, and soon he divorced Catherine and married Ray.

Their partnership, which obliterated the distinctions between private and professional lives, inspired numerous contemporary working marriages…Charles and Ray, architect and artist, wanted to do everything — disciplinary boundaries meant nothing to them — and, by and large, succeeded.

The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention
AD Classics: Eames House / Charles and Ray Eames
The Love Letters of Charles & Ray Eames

February 26~ African-American visual artists

Kerry James Marshall (Born 1955), African-American painter and printmaker
https://www.npr.org/2017/03/28/521683667/kerry-james-marshall-a-black-presence-in-the-art-world-is-not-negotiable

Untitled (Studio) / 2014 / Acrylic on PVC panels / 83 5/16”x119 1/4”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitfield Lovell (Born 1959), African-American artist combining monochromatic portraits with found objects
https://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/On-View/Past-Exhibitions/Whitfield-Lovell/About-the-Artist

Still / 1999 / Charcoal on wood, found objects / 96”x68”x48”