June 26~ Pride Month

Paul Cadmus and George Tooker

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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)

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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

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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

 

June 21~ Pride Month

Charles Bell and Willard K.H. Ching

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Bell died in Manhattan, New York of lymphoma on April 1, 1995, at age 60. He had AIDS at the time of his death. His partner of 22 years, interior decorator Willard K.H. Ching, had died of an AIDS-related illness three years earlier, in 1992. They are buried alongside each other at Diamond Head Memorial Park, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. ~Wikipedia

Interior Design by Willard Ching
ND / Watercolor / Private Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gum Ball No. 10: “Sugar Daddy” by Charles Bell
1975 / Oil on canvas / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, NY

June 20~ Pride Month

Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns

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RR: “I’m not frightened of the affection that Jasper and I had, both personally and as working artists.
I don’t see any sin or conflict in those days when each of us was the most important person in each other’s lives.”
~Rauschenberg, with Affection by Richard Meyer

Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns in Johns’s Pearl Street studio, New York, c.1954,
photo by Rachel Rosenthal

Short Circuit by Robert Rauschenberg
1955 / Oil, fabric, notebook paper, postcard, printed reproductions, concert program, and autograph on canvas, wood supports, and cabinets / MoMA, NY, NY

A painting by his former wife, artist Susan Weil, appears behind the right door, and a flag composition by Jasper Johns once sat behind the left door. (It went missing in 1965 and was replaced at Rauschenberg’s invitation with a facsimile by the artist Elaine Sturtevant.)

 

Target with Four Faces
by Jasper Johns
1955 / Encaustic on newspaper and cloth over canvas surmounted by four tinted-plaster faces in wood box with hinged front / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

The faces were cast over the course of several months. He used a friend and neighbor as a model. The faces are abstracted by their having been cropped at the eyes. They become a kind of banner above the target.

June 19~ Pride Month

Nell Blaine and Carolyn Harris

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During the next three decades [Blaine, R] would become a notable painter…In 1974, she purchased a cottage…where she and her partner, painter Carolyn Harris [L], made the most of the splendid views available on Cape Ann. ~Alive Still: Nell Blaine, American Painter

Alive Still by Nell Blaine
1991 / Pastel and charcoal on paper / Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Henry’s Pond, Pebble Beach by Carolyn Harris
1989 / Watercolor / Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA

June 18~ Pride Month

Joan Eardley and Audrey Walker

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Recent publicity has hinged on the nature of <<<Eardley’s relationship with Audrey Walker>>>…Andreae’s book includes a series of previously unpublished letters from Eardley to Walker, and a brief tribute by Walker. These documents make clear the strong emotional bond between the two women. ~http://gilessutherland.blogspot.com/

Joan Eardley at Work, Catterline by Lady Audrey Walker
ND / Photograph / Dumfries & Galloway Council, Scotland, UK
Seeded Grasses and Daisies, September by Joan Eardley
1960 / Oil, grass stalks and seedheads on hardboard / National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

June 17~ Pride Month

Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä

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They found one another at the Artists’ Guild Christmas party in Helsinki in 1955…and their relationship gradually developed in the course of the following spring. “At last I’ve found my way to the one I want to be with,” Tove Jansson wrote in one of her first letters to Tuulikki Pietilä in the summer of 1956. ~Literary Hub

Self-Portrait by Tove Jansson
1942 / Oil on canvas / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Portrait with Flowers by Tuulikki Pietilä
1947 / Drypoint / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

June 15~ Pride Month

Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde

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MacBryde moved to Glasgow to study at the School of Art from 1932–1937 and met Colquhoun, who won a scholarship to study there in 1933, a year later. From that point onwards they became inseparable. ~artuk.org/
The Painters Colquhoun & McBryde (The Two Roberts) by Ian Fleming
1937-1938 / Oil on canvas / The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections, Scotland, UK

Woman with a Goat by Robert Colquhoun
ND / Oil on canvas / Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool, UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still Life, Vegetables by Robert MacBryde (1913–1966)
ND / Oil on canvas / Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Scotland, UK

June 12~ Pride Month

Adèle Goodman Clark and Nora Houston

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Clark and Houston stayed close partners throughout their lives, working together and sharing a home until Houston’s death in 1942. In addition to acting as the driving forces behind Richmond’s burgeoning art scene, they were also involved in the women’s suffrage movement at the federal and local levels. ~The Johnson Collection

Cherry Tree by Adèle Clark
1930s / Oil on board / Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside a Restaurant by Nora Houston
ND / Oil on canvas / The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC