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Demuth, Charles  

American, 20th century, male.

Born 1883, in Lancaster (Pennsylvania); died 1935, in Lancaster.

Painter, watercolourist, illustrator. Genre scenes, landscapes, industrial landscapes, still-lifes.

Precisionism (or Cubist Realism).

After studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Charles Demuth made his first trip to Europe in 1907-1908, visiting London, Berlin and Paris. He lived in Paris between 1912 and 1914, during which time he followed courses at the Académie Julian and found himself influenced by the Fauves and, more particularly, Matisse. On returning to the USA in 1915, he joined the circle of painters that gravitated around the photographer Alfred Stieglitz and met Marcel Duchamp, who was to be a major influence on his work....


Frost, A(rthur) B(urdett)  

Anne Cannon Palumbo

(b Philadelphia, PA, Jan 17, 1851; d Pasadena, CA, June 22, 1928).

American illustrator and painter. After a short apprenticeship to a wood-engraver and several years in a Philadelphia lithographic shop, he achieved recognition as a comic illustrator with the publication of Out of the Hurly Burly (London, 1874) by Max Adeler (the pseudonym of C. H. Clarke). Shortly thereafter he joined the staff of Harper and Brothers, New York, where, along with such artists as Edwin Austin Abbey and Howard Pyle (1853–1911), he contributed pen-and-ink and wash illustrations to the books and journals published by the firm.

During the last quarter of the 19th century, a period often characterized as the ‘golden age of American illustration’, Frost’s humorous, homely subjects and comic caricatures appeared regularly in American magazines such as The Century Illustrated and Collier’s as well as those of the Harper group. Best remembered are his illustrations for Joel Chandler Harris’s stories, particularly Uncle Remus: His Songs and his Sayings...