The Cahoons and the Kennedys: Discussion

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Known for his witty and whimsical paintings of mermaids, Ralph Cahoon (1910-1982) is almost certainly the most famous native artist Cape Cod has ever produced. The tale of how he and his wife, Martha Farham Cahoon (1905-1999), went from being furniture decorators to celebrated artists – collected by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, among others – is a true success story. Cindy Nickerson, a former director of the Cahoon Museum of American Art, will give a Power Point presentation that also touches on the Cahoons’ Cape Cod childhoods, the inspiration for the mermaids, the differences in the artists’ styles and, in particular, ways in which the Kennedys touched the Cahoons’ lives.

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