Charles Sheeler
1883–1965

Introduction

Charles Sheeler (July 16, 1883 – May 7, 1965) was an American artist known for his Precisionist paintings, commercial photography, and the avant-garde film, Manhatta, which he made in collaboration with Paul Strand. Sheeler is recognized as one of the early adopters of modernism in American art.

Wikidata identifier

Q624868

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Introduction

Sheeler is best known as a painter of precise renderings of industrial forms, in an abstract-realist style, emphasizing abstract qualities and geometric shapes, using clear colors and smooth surfaces. He was a native of Philadelphia and studied at the School of Industrial Art and then at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He began a career in photography ca. 1912, working for architects, the Ford Motor Company, and other clients. He continued to create highly acclaimed paintings. His later works tended toward less literal renderings. American artist.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, cinematographer, painter, photographer, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500115325

Names

Charles Sheeler, Charles R. Sheeler, Sheeler, Jr. Charles R. Sheeler, Charles Rettew Sheeler

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