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Lot 1145: Charles Sheeler "Home, Sweet Home, 1931" Offset Lithograph

Est: $600 USD - $900 USDSold:
Morgan AuctionsMay 12, 2024Egg Harbor Township, NJ, US

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Description

Charles Sheeler (1883–1965) was an American modernist painter and photographer known for his precisionist style, which emphasized clean lines, sharp angles, and a fascination with industrial subjects. Here are key points about Charles Sheeler:1. **Early Life and Education:** Charles Sheeler was born on July 16, 1883, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied at the School of Industrial Art (now the University of the Arts) and later at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.2. **Early Career:** Sheeler began his career as a painter and illustrator. His early works were influenced by American Impressionism, but he soon moved toward a more geometric and precise style.3. **Precisionism:** Sheeler was a key figure in the Precisionist movement, which emerged in the United States during the early 20th century. Precisionist artists were characterized by their interest in industrial subjects, use of clean lines, and a precise, almost mechanical, approach to their compositions.4. **Photography:** In addition to painting, Sheeler was a skilled photographer. His photographs often focused on industrial subjects, capturing the geometric forms and patterns found in factories and machinery.5. **Ford Motor Company Commissions:** One of Sheeler's most famous series of paintings is based on his commissions from the Ford Motor Company in the 1920s. He created a series of works depicting the River Rouge Plant in Detroit, showcasing the industrial landscape with precisionist clarity.6. **Relationship with Alfred Stieglitz:** Sheeler had a close association with the influential photographer and gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz. He exhibited his work at Stieglitz's gallery, "291," and was part of the group known as the Stieglitz Circle.7. **Cubist Influence:** Sheeler was influenced by Cubism, particularly the work of artists like Pablo Picasso. His paintings often featured simplified geometric shapes and abstracted forms.8. **Later Career and Teaching:** Sheeler continued to paint and work in various mediums throughout his career. In the 1930s, he turned to more representational and rural subjects. He also taught at various institutions, including the Art Students League in New York.9. **Death:** Charles Sheeler passed away on May 7, 1965, in Dobbs Ferry, New York.10. **Legacy:** Charles Sheeler's contributions to Precisionism and his unique interpretation of industrial subjects have left a lasting impact on American art. His ability to capture the essence of modern industrial America, combining precision and abstraction, remains influential.Charles Sheeler's work is recognized for its distinctive blend of precision, abstraction, and geometric clarity, reflecting the industrial and technological changes of his time. His paintings and photographs continue to be studied and appreciated in the context of early 20th-century American modernism.
Measures 31.75 x 40.

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Morgan Auctions May Sale

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Morgan Auctions
May 12, 2024, 10:00 AM EST

2547 Fire Road Suite B2, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, 08234, US

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