Charles Demuth

American painter (1883-1935)

Charles Demuth (1883-11-091935-10-23) was a gay American Precisionist painter. He was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and studied at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.


  • There is a war against vice in Lancaster. I am going home to speak for vice.
    • Quoted in Speaking for Vice: Homosexuality in the Art of Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, and the First American Avant-Garde by Jonathan Weinberg (Yale University Press, 1993).

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