The following was written and compiled by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California:
Paul Cadmus was born in New York City on December 17, 1904 and lived and worked in New York City. He came from an artistic family. His father was a lithographer who painted in a modest way; his mother did illustrations for children's books; his sister was a designer. Paul began to draw when he was two and one-half. When he was fourteen, he entered the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. He was the pupil of Joseph Pennell, William Aurbach-Levy, Charles Locke, and Jared French.
Later he worked for an advertising agency until he had some mo
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