Charles Demuth

1883 Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A childhood illness leaves him lame and in poor health all his life.

1905 Studies art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where he meets William Carlos Williams, who becomes a lifelong friend.

1907 Travels in Europe; in Paris meets fellow American artist Marsden Hartley, who would introduces Demuth to Alfred Stieglitz.

1912 Again visits Paris to study art; exposed to European Cubism and Dada.

1914 Demuth has his first one-man show at the Daniel Gallery, New York.

1920s Demuth is part of the Modernist group (including Marsden Hartley and Georgia O’Keeffe) which forms around photographer Alfred Stieglitz in New York.

1924–9 Completes a series of abstract poster-portraits of friends and colleagues.

1925 Subject of a one man show at Stieglitz’s Gallery 291 in New York.

1935 Dies, principally from the effects of diabetes, in Lancaster.


Country, Region or State:

United States of America

Charles Demuth - Selected Works

1917 Monument, Bermuda, Washington DC, The Phillips Collection

1927 My Egypt, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art

1928 Red Gladioli, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art

1928 The Figure 5 in Gold, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1930 Buildings, Lancaster, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art

1933 Tulips, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts

Charles Demuth - Featured Paintings

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