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Paul Cadmus
Born 1904 in New York, NY
Died 1999 in Weston, CT
Male Nude, 1966
colored pencil on paper
14 x 23 3/4 inches
Purchased with funds from the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1996.12
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This sketch is an example—one of the first—of the series of highly realistic, sensitive drawings of the human body that Cadmus began in 1965. Cadmus' earlier work included a colorful maritime motif, stemming from his love of the ocean and its vessels. But in the mid-1960s Cadmus began to sketch simply the male form, using as a live model his companion of many years, Jon Anderson. In these works, the sketch as finished piece offers an appealing access to the energy of the human muscle and fiber.