Two Boys on a Beach, No. 2

Paul Cadmus (1904-1999) Artist
1938-39 Date:
Etching on paper Medium
4 7/8 H x 6 7/8 W Dimensions

Signed, lower right: Paul Cadmus

Inscription
Gift of Martha McClintock Keyes Credit
1991.5 Accession number

The paintings and prints of Paul Cadmus attracted national attention and received almost consistently favorable press, although some were deemed too controversial to be exhibited in some galleries. This etching was based on his painting of the same name. Unlike much of Cadmus's earlier work, this piece has little extraneous detail. Except for the large log and the sneakers, the focus is solely on the two bodies. One critic noted that Cadmus's style is a rare combination of "extremely precise realism and an essentially classic sense of design."

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