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Charles Demuth, ‘Red Chimneys’, 1918, Phillips Collection
Charles Demuth, ‘Red Chimneys’, 1918, Phillips Collection
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Charles Demuth

Red Chimneys, 1918

Watercolor and graphite pencil on medium-weight, medium-textured, off-white, wove paper
10 13/100 × 14 in
25.7 × 35.6 cm
Location
Washington
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Charles Demuth
American, 1883–1935
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A titan of American Modernism, Charles Demuth produced works ranging from delicate watercolors of flowers and fruits to hard-edged, bold Precisionist paintings of urban and industrial landscapes influenced by Cubism and Futurism. I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold (1928) is among Demuth’s most famous Precisionist works. A largely conceptual portrait of poet William Carlos Williams, the work is an accumulation of images associated with Williams and with his celebrated poem about a fire engine, “The Great Figure.”

Charles Demuth, ‘Red Chimneys’, 1918, Phillips Collection
Charles Demuth, ‘Red Chimneys’, 1918, Phillips Collection
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About the work
Provenance
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
Image provided by the Phillips Collection
Charles Demuth
American, 1883–1935
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A titan of American Modernism, Charles Demuth produced works ranging from delicate watercolors of flowers and fruits to hard-edged, bold Precisionist paintings of urban and industrial landscapes influenced by Cubism and Futurism. I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold (1928) is among Demuth’s most famous Precisionist works. A largely conceptual portrait of poet William Carlos Williams, the work is an accumulation of images associated with Williams and with his celebrated poem about a fire engine, “The Great Figure.”

Charles Demuth

Red Chimneys, 1918

Watercolor and graphite pencil on medium-weight, medium-textured, off-white, wove paper
10 13/100 × 14 in
25.7 × 35.6 cm
Location
Washington
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