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A Finding Aid to the Paul Cadmus letters to Webster Aitken, 1945-1979 | Digitized Collection

Paul Cadmus letters to Webster Aitken, 1945-1979

Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999

Painter

This site provides access to the papers of Paul Cadmus in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 154 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 0.1 linear feet

Summary: The letters of Paul Cadmus to Webster Aitken measure 0.1 linear feet and date from 1945-1979. Found within the collection are 49 letters, notes, and postcards from Cadmus to Aitken regarding classical music, composers, musicians, mutual friends, Cadmus's sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Kirstein, travels, and Cadmus's work, art processes, and personal reflections on life events.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter Paul Cadmus (1904-1999) lived and worked in New York, New York and Weston, Connecticut and was known for realist works of New York public life and the social lives of men. Pianist and educator Webster Aitken (1908-1981) lived and worked in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Provenance

The letters were donated in 1981 by Cadmus' long-time friend and Aitken's wife, Lilian Gilbert Aitken.

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Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.