Cadmus, Paul Biography
American painter, son of commercial artists. He studied in New York and
worked in adver­tising. From 1933 on he worked for the 'Federal Art Project.
Cadmus’s paintings, often illustrating in Renaissance detail and his precise
technique themes of youthful lust and isolation, have a dreamlike atmosphere
though their themes are so realistic, and so he has been seen as a "'Magic
Realist of the American school.
Cadmus’s famous paintings include:
- Shore Leave
- Y.M.C.A. Locker Room
- Greenwich Village Cafeteria
- Coney Island
- The Shower
- Night in Bologna