Charles Demuth: Calla Lilies Small Boxed Cards
Ten 3½ x 5 in. blank notecards with envelopes in an acetate-topped box
Printed on recycled paper
Published with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Charles Demuth (American, 1883–1935)
Calla Lilies (Bert Savoy), 1927
Charles Demuth’s Calla Lilies (Bert Savoy) is a symbolic portrait of New York vaudeville actor and female impersonator Bert Savoy, rendered as a lyrical still life. The shell, wave, and lilies symbolize Savoy’s complex life. Demuth, a versatile artist, was fond of making such “poster portraits” of friends.