1883 in Lancaster, PA
Died 1935 in Lancaster, PA
|Wild Orchids, ca. 1920|
and graphite on paper
10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches
Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
Gift of the William T. Kemper Charitable Trust
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|Demuth's remarkable creative
skill and vision are exemplified by his range of subjects, including floral
studies, landscape abstractions, still lifes, and theater posters.
Around 1920 he began to explore industrial subjects in a Precisionist style.
Inspired by the fractured planes and multiple perspectives of Cubism, Precisionism
was an important development in American modernism in the early 20th century,
in which objects were rendered realistically but with simplified geometric