Paul Cadmus (SIGNED, DATED 1988). Description: New York: Imago Imprint, Inc. 1984, Stated First Edition with Errata Card laid-in, Signed, Dated and Inscribed by the Artist on the First Free Endpaper. Original publisher's straw colored cloth over papered boards, lettered copper at the spine in pictorial dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated in color and duotone throughout, 144 pages.Lincoln Kirstein, well known as the founding director of the New York City Ballet and the author of several books on the arts, brings the full measure of his knowledge and sensibility to his critical appreciation of Cadmus's achievement. Married to the artist's sister, Mr. Kirstein also offers an affecting portrait of the artist himself and discusses his relationship with other artists and writers, among them Jared and Margaret French, Reginald Marsh, W. Condition: Very Good hardcover with slight discoloration to edges in Very Good price-clipped Dust Jacket with some slight separation to front cover at lower edge. Inside is clean, tight, and bright with stunningly beautiful illustrations.
Reference: Intimate Companions: A Triography of George Platt Lynes, Paul Cadmus, Lincoln Kirstein, and Their Circle by David Leddick. He also produced many highly finished drawings of single nude male figures. His paintings combine elements of eroticism and social critique in a style often called magic realism. Paul Cadmus, an American artist noted for a virtuosic figurative style that he applied to subjects ranging from biting social satire to moralizing allegories to sensual, sometimes sentimental male nudes, died on Sunday at his home in Weston, Conn. Cadmus found his inspiration in the art of Italian Renaissance painters like Mantegna and Luca Signorelli.His career was remarkable for its unruffled stylistic consistency over 70 years, from his days as a precocious student in New York in the 1920's through his incendiary stint in the 30's with the federal Public Works of Art Project, later folded into the Works Progress Administration, and up to the present. Although he stopped painting a few years ago, he continued to sketch. N Y Times, December 15, 1999. He developed and sustained the company with his organizing ability and fundraising for more than four decades, serving as the company's General Director from 1946 to 1989. According to the New York Times, he was "an expert in many fields, " organizing art exhibits and lecture tours in the same years. Despite his same-sex affairs, he also maintained relationships with women. In 1941, he married Fidelma Cadmus (19061991), a painter and the sister of the artist Paul Cadmus. Cavemodern was founded in 2005 as a home for important "modern" books and works on paper. "Cave" meant a home for both the tangible touch of beautiful objects and a cozy virtual den for armchair exploration. "Modern" starts with the art and literature that went beyond realistic depictions to expressive use of color, non-traditional materials, and new techniques and mediums. Our focus has evolved to be on important pieces by cultural innovators that take their work in new, unexpected, and modern directions. The item "1984 SIGNED PAUL CADMUS LINCOLN KIRSTEIN True FIRST EDITION with Errata HC with DJ" is in sale since Sunday, February 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "cavemodern" and is located in Palm Springs, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Thailand, Switzerland.