© 2012 The Demuth Museum, Lancaster, PA

At Marshall's, 1915

  • Charles Demuth
  • At Marshall's, 1915
  • watercolor and graphite on paper
  • 8 x 10-1/2 inches
  • Collection of the Demuth Museum, Lancaster, PA, purchased with funds from The Anne L. and Robert K. Bowman Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Eberhard Gromoll, Gerald and Margaret Lestz, Linda Lestz, Mrs. Caroline Steinman Nunan, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Schroeder, David H. Scott, and Donald Windham

During his regular trips to New York from his Lancaster home, Demuth would gather with fellow artists, writers and intellectuals in the city's newly emerging jazz clubs, hotel cafés and basement bars. In At Marshall's, Demuth depicts artists Marcel Duchamp, Edward Fisk and Marsden Hartley in the jazz bar of the Marshall Hotel. Here they took in cutting edge jazz performances, witnessing this innovative musical form in its infancy. Demuth's images of such hot spots were among the first to capture this emerging milieu.

© 2012 The Demuth Museum, Lancaster, PA

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