Oral history interview with Paul Cadmus

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.cadmus88
Creators:
Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999
Tully, Judd
Dates:
1988 March 22-May 5
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
183 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Paul Cadmus conducted 1988 March 22-May 5, by Judd Tully, for the Archives of American Art. Cadmus speaks of his childhood and family background; his early interest in art; studying at the National Academy of Design; his early career; traveling to Europe in the 1930s; getting on the WPA Federal Art Project; controversies involving some of his paintings; changes in technique; his inspirations; his affiliation with Midtown Galleries. He recalls Jared French, Lincoln Kirstein, George Tooker, E.M. Forster, and W.H. Auden.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Paul Cadmus (1904-1999) was a painter from Weston, Connecticut.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 59 min.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
French, Jared, 1905-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tooker, George Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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