About Charles Demuth —

"Deem," as some of his friends called him, was born in a Lancaster house on North Lime Street. At age 6, he and his family moved to the King Street home where he spent most of his lifetime.

Demuth's health was frail; from an early age he suffered from lameness and as an adult from severe diabetes. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall Academy...

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Charles Demuth
Self Portrait — 1907

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The Demuth Museum is dedicated to developing awareness, understanding and appreciation of the artwork and legacy of Charles Demuth, renowned American modernist painter, and his family's contributions to the Lancaster community.