Paul Cadmus, ‘Venus and Adonis’, 1936, Bernard Goldberg Fine Art

Indianapolis Museum, 1937
Museum of Modern Art, Paris, 1938
Springfield Museum, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1938
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 1939
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1939
"Biennial," Richmond, Virginia, 1940
"Golden Gate International Exposition," San Francisco, California, 1940, number 1289
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 1941
"Cadmus," Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, July-September, 1942
"South American Traveling Exhibition," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1941-1942,
"Traveling Group Show," Midtown Galleries, New York, 1951-1952
Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1969
"Tennis In Art," Fidelity Bank, Boston, Massachusetts, 1970
"Tennis In Art II," Provident National Bank, 1971
"Three Figurative Painters," Midtown Galleries, New York, 1971
"Collector's Exhibition," Akron Art Institute, Ohio, 1973
"Summer Group Exhibition," Midtown Galleries, New York, 1974
"Ranger Fund Exhibition," National Academy of Design, New York, 1974
"An Unfulfilled Dream: The Neglected Generation of American Scene Painters," Wichita Art Museum,
Kansas, March-June, 1981
"Paul Cadmus: Yesterday and Today," Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio, Sept 12-Oct 25, 1981
Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas, November 11-December 20, 1981
Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, January 16-February 28, 1982
William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, March 20-May 2, 1982
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, May 20-July 11, 1982
"Paul Cadmus: A Birthday Celebration", National Academy of Design, New York, Dec 1994-Feb 1995
"Paul Cadmus: The Sailor Trilogy," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June - Sept, 1996
"From Allegory To The Portrait: Changing Faces," Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New
York, September 21, 1997-January 4, 1998
"In the Face of Abstraction," Forbes Magazine Galleries, New York, August 20-November 4, 1998
"Men Without Women: Paul Cadmus as Curator," National Academy of Design, New York, May -Aug 1999.

Harry Salpeter, "Paul Cadmus: Enfant Terrible," Esquire, July 1937, page 112, reproduced in color, page 106
Springfield Union Republican, 1942, reproduced; "Cadmus' Tars Under Fire at San Francisco Fair," Newsweek, August 19, 1940
Lincoln Kirstein, Paul Cadmus, San Francisco, 1991, reproduced page 133
Philip Eliasoph, Paul Cadmus, Catalogue Raisonnè Paintings 1931-1977, number 30
Bernard Hanson, "A Fresh Consideration of Cadmus," The Hartford Courant, April 18, 1982
William L. Vance, America's Rome, New Haven and London, 1989, reproduced page 385
Grace Glueck, "Paul Cadmus, a Mapplethorpe for His Times," The New York Times, June 7, 1996.

Midtown Galleries, New York
Forbes Collection, New York

About Paul Cadmus

Paul Cadmus is best known for his erotic depictions of nude male figures, charged with satire, social criticism, and a strongly idealized sexuality. Cadmus first gained recognition for his 1934 painting The Fleet's In, where the controversy of a group of sailors he pictured carousing among prostitutes and homosexuals inspired a public outcry. His work is informed by themes of Surrealism, compositions of the Renaissance, the Neoclassical works of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, and the sharp, figurative verisimilitude of Magical Realism; however, Cadmus's greatest influence was from fellow painter Jared French, with whom he studied and traveled extensively. French instilled within Cadmus the traditions of the Old Masters (such as an egg tempera technique that became an integral part of his process) and, furthermore, a drive to transcend these methods and define his own artistic legacy.

American, 1904-1999, New York, NY, United States