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Charles Sheeler

American painter and photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
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.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500115325.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Charles Sheeler:

Charles Sheeler MacDougal Alley, 1924 Oil painting on canvas
Charles Sheeler Architectural Cadences, 1954 Screenprint on cream wove paper
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