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Charles Sheeler (1883-1965)

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American artist Charles Sheeler, was a “precisionist” who used precisely defined forms and smoothly brushes surfaces to reveal the appearance and experience of American life.

Always aware of the importance of abstract design, Charles Sheeler’s paintings reflect, as subject matter, the industrialization and isolation of American life.

Using photography to isolate the abstract design in realistic images, Sheeler needed “a complete conception of the picture” in his mind before he began painting.

His paintings and fine art photography are in numerous international collections.

— Watercolor Masters: Charles Sheeler © 2010 Greg Conley —

Additional Links:

charles sheeler at usc.edu
charles sheeler at butler
charles sheeler interview
charles sheeler photography at the met