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Charles Demuth Lancaster, PA. Charles Demuth was born on November 8 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. When Charles was six, his family moved to the home next.

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1 Charles Demuth Lancaster, PA

2 Charles Demuth was born on November 8 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. When Charles was six, his family moved to the home next to the Demuth Tobacco Shop which had been operated by his family since 1770.

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4 Demuth often went to the farmers market to buy fresh fruits and vegetables for his still life paintings

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6 He would also do paintings of flowers from his garden. Look at how he has divided up the negative space.

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8 Circus performers were another subject that he loved to paint

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12 Demuth loved to paint scenes from Lancaster, the city where he lived. Notice how he uses different points of view in one painting. This was a technique used by artists who worked in the Cubist style.

13 This painting is by another famous Cubist painter, Pablo Picasso.

14 How are they the same? How are they different? Charles Demuth Pablo Picasso

15 In the 1920’s, Demuth was part of a group of artists called “Precisionists”. They were interested in buildings and machinery as subjects for art

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19 The Great Figure Among the rain and lights I saw the figure 5 in gold on a red fire truck moving tense unheeded to gong clangs siren howls and wheels rumbling through the dark city William Carlos Williams ( ) Sour Grapes: A Book of Poems William Carlos Williams ( ) Sour Grapes: A Book of Poems

20 Charles Demuth died in 1935 at the age of 51. This is one of his last paintings, entitled “The Home of thee Brave”.


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