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Lancaster

Public Domain

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Public Domain

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Public Domain

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Charles Demuth

American, 1883-1935

Lancaster, 1921

tempera and pencil on paperboard

support: 19 7/8 x 16 inches (50.48 x 40.64 cm); framed: 28 1/2 x 24 3/4 x 1 1/8 inches (72.39 x 62.86 x 2.86 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1944

RCA1944:12

More Details

Inscriptions

signature, dated / lower left / C. Demuth 1921
inscription / lower left / Lancaster

Provenance

C. W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, New York;
sold to the Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, May 18, 1944

Class

Paintings

Work Type

Tempera painting (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

This image depicts a favorite subject of Charles Demuth—his hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Demuth fastidiously painted this highly linear and angular composition in homage to the industrial American landscape. Crucial to the artist’s development was the work of Paul Cézanne and Cubist artists, which he encountered during trips to Europe. However, Demuth only selectively incorporated aspects of the style into his work. While his paintings harness the energy and dynamism of his enthusiasm for progress, they equally retain elements of realism.

Label from Picasso: The Artist and His Models, November 5, 2016–February 19, 2017

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