Saturday, September 25, 2010

Artist of the Week: Charles Demuth

American Modernist
Charles Demuth

As a leader of the American Modernist movement, Charles Demuth is best known as a pioneer of the Precisionist style and a master watercolorist. Demuth's Lancaster, Pennsylvania home, now the museum, provided both inspiration and sustenance, and functioned as Demuth's permanent studio location throughout his lifetime. Heralded as a leading light among early American modernist painters, Demuth distinguished himself from his contemporaries in his profoundly-felt renderings of his native Lancaster's factories, grain elevators and churches.


 The Jazz Singer

The Circus

 Turkish Bath with Self-portrait


Essence of a New Church 


The Figure 5 in Gold (1928)
Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The painting above was inspired by this poem by William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) 

The Great Figure Among the rain
and lights
I saw the figure 5
in gold
on a red
fire truck
to gong clangs
siren howls
and wheels rumbling
through the dark city



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