About This Artwork

Charles Demuth
American, 1883-1935

...And the Home of the Brave, 1931

Oil and graphite on fiber board
74.8 x 59.7 cm (29 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.)

Alfred Stieglitz Collection, gift of Georgia O'Keeffe, 1948.650

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York City, Whitney Museum of American Art, Charles Demuth Memorial Exhibition, Dec. 15, 1937-Jan. 16, 1938, cat. 37.

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Charles Demuth, 1950, cat. 153.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, One Hundred-Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition, Jan. 15-Mar. 13, 1955, cat. 236.

Paris, Musse National d’Art Moderne / Centre Georges Pompidou, Realismes entre Revolution et ReaConnon, Dec. 17, 1980-Apr. 20, 1981, p. 253; traveled to Berlin, Staatliche Kunsthalle, May 10-June 30, 1981.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Precisionist Painting and American Photography, Sept. 9, 1982-Nov. 7, 1982, cat. 40; traveled to St. Louis Art Museum, Dec. 6, 1982-Jan. 30, 1983, Baltimore Museum of Art, Feb. 28-?, 1983, Des Moines Art Center, May 2-July 17, 1983, Cleveland Museum of Art, Aug. 15-Oct. 9, 1983.

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Charles Demuth, Oct. 14, 1987-Jan. 16, 1988; traveled to Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Feb. 25-Apr. 24, 1988.

LeHavre, France, Musee des Beaux Arts, Transparence 1920-1980, Sept. 14-Nov. 26, 1995.

Tokyo, ASAHI Shimbun, Masterworks of Modern Art from The Art Institute of Chicago; traveled to Nagaoka, Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Apr. 20-May 29, 1994, Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, June 10-July 24, 1994, Yokohama Museum of Art Aug. 6-Sept. 25, 1994.

Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Alfred Stieglitz and Modern Art in America, Jan. 28-Apr. 22, 2001.

Fort Worth, Texas, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Chimneys and Water Towers: Charles Demuth's Late Paintings of Lancaster, August 18-October 14, 2007; traveled to West Palm Beach, Florida, Norton Museum of Art, November 17, 2007-January 20, 2008; Whitney Museum of American Art, February 23-April 27, 2008.

Art Institute of Chicago, "America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s," June 5-September 18, 2016; travels to Paris, Musee de l'Orangerie, October 15, 2016-January 30, 2017; London, Royal Academy, February 25-June 4, 2017, cat. 12.

Publication History

The Bulletin of The Art Institute of Chicago, 43 (Nov. 1949), p. 65 (ill.).

Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Art Institute of Chicago, 1961), p. 124.

James M. Dennis, Renegade Regionalists: The Modern Independence of Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry (University of Wisconsin Press, 1998), pp. 212-14 (ill.).

Judith A. Barter et al., "American Modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago, From World War I to 1955," (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2009), cat. 72.

"Paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago, Highlights of the Collection," (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2017) p. 118.

Ownership History

The artist; bequeathed to Georgia O'Keeffe, Abiquiu, New Mexico, and New York, N.Y., 1935; given by Georgia O'Keeffe to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1948.

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