• Charles Demuth. Born on this day in 1883

    7 days ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

    "I Saw the Figure Five in Gold," a painting whose title and medallion-like arrangement of angled forms were both inspired by a verse the poet wrote after watching a fire engine streak past him on a rainy Manhattan street while waiting for Marsden Hartley, whose studio he was visiting, to answer his door.
    Charles Demuth born November 8,1883, Lancaster , Pennsylvania , U.S.-died October 23, 1935, Lancaster, painter who helped channel modern European movements into American art and who was also a leading exponent of Precisionism .
    He studied at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Academy of Fine...
    Read more ...