American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Demuth, Charles 1883-1935. American painter known for his still-life watercolors. He was one of the first artists to use the geometric shapes of modern technology in his work.
“The Demuth is a national resource, but, just as important, it is an enduring and inspiring presence in Lancaster and the region.”
“Diemoth, an old German word for the present "Demuth", the English”
“Whitney Museum of American Art 'My Egypt' 1927 by Charles Demuth For the current exhibition, about 100 paintings and sculptures have been selected by co-curators Barbara Haskell and Sasha Nicholas—but not because they are the best.”
“Sensory Crossovers" makes the opposite mistake, taking a New Mexicentric viewpoint that privileges Georgia O'Keeffe and her Stieglitzian friends (Arthur Dove, Helen Torr, Charles Demuth, Burchfield), for instance, or the Taos couple Louis Ribak and Beatrice Mandelman over equally apposite practitioners such as Fischinger and Russell.”
“The Demuth and institutions like it are American spaces helping to define American places.”
“But museums like the Demuth relate to their communities in ways that precede policy and require less systematic effort.”
“The Demuth is run by a fine young professional, Anne Lampe.”
“People in Lancaster know the Demuth the way they know a neighbor--it is their next-door museum.”
“At the Demuth, I discovered a museum with remarkable buildings, collections and programs.”
“Thanks to the Demuth, I've become aware that cultural institutions of its scale and significance thrive throughout the States; I think about how they contribute to local economies and local education, preserve local histories, strengthen local spirit, play and values.”
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