Jared French (1905-1988) was an American painter, photographer, and social pioneer of alternative lifestyles. He was friend and occasional collaborator of the brilliant photographer George Platt Lynes (who took this picture) and was the lover of Paul Cadmus, a noteworthy artist. French was also married to artist Margaret Hoening at the same time he and Cadmus were lovers. The three of them lived together and formed the PaJaMa Group, a collective art project that lasted about a decade. So today's blog posts are dedicated to this remarkable man, beginning with his male nude photos and moving on later to some of his paintings.