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Jared French, August 1938

Artist:
George Platt Lynes (American, East Orange, New Jersey 1907–1955 New York)
Date:
1938
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.65.15
Rights and Reproduction:
© Estate of George Platt Lynes
Not on view
Lynes took his first photographs as a young artist living in New York and Paris in the 1920s. He maintained an interest in the male figure throughout his career and was part of a close-knit group of artists, including Paul Cadmus, Jared French, Margaret French, and George Tooker, who explored sexuality and the body in an age that increasingly favored abstraction. The subject of this photograph, Jared French, was an important painter in the world of gay New York artists. French also serves as the subject of Luigi Lucioni’s portrait as well as the model for Paul Cadmus’s Gilding the Acrobats, both in the Met collection.
George Platt Lynes

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