Paul Cadmus – Seeing the New Year In (1939)

“I like to have a Martini / Two at the very most / After three I’m under the table / After four I’m under the host”, Dorothy Parker allegedly quipped. Though these playful rhymes are, by all indications, misattributed, they fit right in in the life story of the American poet, who was known for…

Meredith Frampton – Marguerite Kelsey (1928)

Born into an affluent, artistic family, British painter Meredith Frampton is known today for his highly polished, neoclassical portraits. His attention to detail was extraordinary, both a blessing and a curse, as he would often spend a whole year working on a single painting. In 1928 Frampton depicted the 1920s woman in the person of…