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Summary Article: Sheeler, Charles
from Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

(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

Gender: male

Nationality: American

Activity: American artist

Keywords: Precisionism, Charles Sheeler, Dobbs Ferry, photography, Pennsylvania, American, Sheeler, Charles, Philadelphia, painting, New York

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