Cadmus, Paul (American, 1904-1999). STUDY FOR "DAVID AND GOLIATH," colored crayons on tan paper. Signed in pink crayon, lower right. 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. In excellent condition. Provenance: the artist to John Anderson, Estate of Jon Anderson.
This is one of several studies for Cadmus's painting "David and Goliath" from 1971,some of them very quick sketches, others very finished drawings. The painting, and this study, depict the young Anderson as David and the older Cadmus as Goliath. Jon Anderson (1937-2018) met Paul Cadmus in 1965, and the two were partners for 36 years until Cadmus's death in 2000. Cadmus drew and painted Anderson hundreds of times. A more finished version of this subject is Number 62, illustrated on page 93, of the catalogue for the 1981 exhibition "Paul Cadmus Yesterday and Today, presented by the University of Miami in 1981. Two other studies are illustrated on page 67 of Davenport, "the Drawings of Paul Cadmus, Rizolli, 1989.
Inventory # 13555

Price: $3,500.00