(born July 16, 1883, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.—died May 7, 1965, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.) U.S. painter and photographer. Educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, he initially earned a living as a photographer. His acclaimed series of photographs of the Ford automobile plant at River Rouge, Mich. (1927), was followed by a series on Chartres Cathedral (1929). In his paintings, early Cubist influences led to the Precisionism of his maturity. He treated industrial and architectural subjects in an abstract-realist style, emphasizing their formal qualities, as in his painting Rolling Power (1939), which revealed the abstract power of a locomotive’s driving wheels.
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death Place: Dobbs Ferry, New York, United States
Name: Sheeler, Charles or Charles Sheeler
Activity: American artist
Keywords: Precisionism, Charles Sheeler, Dobbs Ferry, photography, Pennsylvania, American, Sheeler, Charles, Philadelphia, painting, New York
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