incorporated male nudes into many of his children's book illustrations, was very conflicted about same-sex desire.
His youngest son Andrew (1917-2009), one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century, not so much.
Andrew is best known for Christina's World (1948), which depicts a young woman lying on a vast field, looking at a farmhouse in the distance, condemned by the isolation and misery of rural life (a theme similar to American Gothic, by gay regionalist Grant Wood).
The Clearing (1979) depicts a similar rural world, but not with isolation and misery: a muscular, tanned, naked man, his long hair blowing in the wind, stands with arms akimbo, inviting us to join him.
Man and the Moon (1990) shows the nude backside of a muscular motorcyclist.
Andy Warhol, bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger (top photo) and dancer Rudolph Nureyev.
John F. Kennedy's life-long friend Lem Billings. He finally drew a man who was gay, or who at least understood the beauty of same-sex desire: "under the surface of the paint is a portrait of Lem Billings."