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Sep 2

LGBTQ* Artists (You Should Know)

Charles Demuth 

November 8, 1883 – October 23, 1935

Demuth was the leading force behind the technique Precisionism. 

Georgia O’Keeffe was willed most of Demuth’s art upon his death. 

The covers of Emile Zola’s Nana and Hanry James’ Turn of the Screw first printings contain his art work.

Demuth was fairly open about his homosexuality and commonly found at the Lafayette Baths. His self nude (nsfw) depicts some of his visits there.

**Additional Random Fact? Demuth developed diabetes later in life and was one of the first Americans to receive insulin.  

 

Art Sources:

1) Self Portrait 

2) Source

3) Source