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Two Boys on a Beach No.1

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Two Boys on a Beach No.1

Artist: Paul Cadmus (American, 1904 - 1999)
Date: 1938
Medium: Etching on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 13/16 × 10 11/16 in. (24.9 × 27.1 cm.)
Plate: 5 1/8 × 7 3/16 in. (13 × 18.3 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of the Des Moines Art Center Print Club, 2008.26
Accession number: 2008.26
Classification: work on paper
Copyright:ARS
Label TextPaul Cadmus burst on the national art scene in the 1930s with dynamic paintings and etchings that provoked outrage for their social, political and erotic content. Drawn and etched with an old master command of line and form, Cadmus' Two Boys on a Beach No. 1 (1938) depicts two young men, one holding a symbolic apple of temptation. Source: News, July AUgust September, 2008.
SignedPaul Cadmus (l,r graphite)
entirely unexpected