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    CHARLES HENRY DEMUTH (American 1883-1935)
    Biarritz, South of France, 1913
    Oil on board
    12in. x 16in.
    Signed lower left

    One of the principal early artists of American modernism, Charles Demuth studied at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He made significant trips in Europe in 1907-08, 1912-14 and 1921, where he associated with Ezra Pound, Gertrude and Leo Stein in the avant-garde circles of Paris. Dating to 1913, this painting is an excellent example of Demuth's work in Europe. While best known for precisionist landscapes and delicate watercolor still lifes, this work is a rare oil painting which captures the spirit of Fauvism with its bold color and foreshortened use of space.

    Provenance: David Burliuk [1882-1967]
    thence by descent
    Private Collection, Canada, to 2001
    Zabriskie Gallery, New York

    Exhibited: The Demuth Foundation, Lancaster, PA, "From the Province: The Work of Charles Demuth", 2004.

    More information about Demuth, Charles, also known as Demuth, Charles, Charles Demuth, Demuth, Charles Henry, Demuth, Charles Henry Buckius.

    Condition Report*: board slightly worn around edges and corners, narrow 1.5in. strip of inpaint in top right corner, overall very good condition
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    May, 2006
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