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Daisies, 1925. Charles Demuth (1883-1925). Watercolor and graphite on wove paper , 11 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. New Britain Museum of American Art, Harriet Russell Stanley Fund, 1947.14.

Continuing our series on The Great American Watercolor exhibition , today we’ll be looking at the works of Charles Demuth and Charles E. Burchfield.

Demuth was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and studied at both Drexel Institute and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. As a young man, Demuth traveled to Paris where he was part of the avant-garde movement and was influenced by the art of Marcel Duchamp. He created many watercolors with a breadth and force of brushwork and color that reflect the Fauve movement in Paris.  Demuth is known as one of America’s first “moderns.” Many of his paintings were left in the hands of fellow artist and friend Georgia O’Keeffe who helped ensure his legacy after his death. (more…)

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