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Painting “Metamorphosis”


Tran Nguyen

In August, I got the opportunity to be part of the line-up for another Pow! Wow! festival to work on a 40'x24' mural at 309 Pine Ave., Long Beach, California. I had an amazing time with the locals and Pow! Wow! Long Beach crew as usual, and got to paint my largest mural to date! Also, special thanks to Rebecca Crossing for coming out on the first day to help me block in colors on…

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Paul Cadmus, Painting Gay Male Identity Into American Art


Marcos Chin

October 16, 2019 - [caption id="attachment_48099" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] The Fleets In!, 1934[/caption] Paul Cadmus was an American painter who was born in Manhattan, New York City in December of 1904 and died in Weston, Connecticut in 1999.  His work, mostly drawings and paintings done using egg tempera, has been categorized as magic, or social realism by some art critics and scholars, which consisted of nude or semi-nude male portraits and satirical scenes of American life. Cadmus worked as a commercial artist at a Manhattan advertising agency called Blackman Company where he made illustrations and did layouts. In 1931, less than two years after he was hired, Cadmus quit his job and traveled to Europe with his lover, the artist, Jared French where they lived for another two years until their money ran out. Shortly after their return to America,…

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