George Platt Lynes- Art history

                            George Platt Lynes   George Platt Lynes was just one of a group of artist that found their way to Fire Island. Fire Island gave them a freedom to explore not only their art, but their lives. He with contemporaries like Paul Cadmus, Jared & Margaret French, Lincoln Kirstein,...

Bernard Perlin- Art history

  Bernard Perlin - Art history 1948. Like many artist’s painter Bernard Perlin (left) finds his way to Fire Island and the PAJAMA group of fellow artists.   “Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) was an extraordinary figure in twentieth century American art and gay cultural history, an acclaimed artist and sexual renegade...

Paul Cadmus, Jared & Margaret French- Art history

In 1937 on Fire Island, Paul Cadmus, Jared and Margaret French forged a photographic collaboration they called PaJaMa, an amalgamation of the first two letters of each of their first names. The trio produced intimately posed photographs that detailed their relationships, both amongst themselves and within Fire Island's thriving artistic...