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Lot 985: Charles Sheeler "Manhattan Skyscrapers" Print

Est: $200 USD - $400 USDSold:
Morgan AuctionsMay 26, 2024Egg Harbor Township, NJ, US

Item Overview

Description

Charles Sheeler (July 16, 1883 – May 7, 1965) was an American painter and photographer known for his contributions to Precisionism, a modernist art movement that emerged in the early 20th century. Here are some key points about Charles Sheeler's life and work:1. **Early Life and Education**: Charles Sheeler was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He initially trained as an architect and worked in the architectural field, which had a significant influence on his art.2. **Precisionism**: Sheeler was a prominent figure in the Precisionist movement, which foced on capturing the geometric forms and indtrial landscapes of the modern world with a high degree of precision and clarity. His works often featured sharply defined lines and smooth surfaces.3. **Artistic Career**: Sheeler's early works included paintings, drawings, and watercolors that depicted indtrial and urban scenes. He was especially interested in portraying factories, machinery, and architectural structures.4. **Photography**: In addition to his paintings, Sheeler was an accomplished photographer. His photographs, often characterized by their sharp foc and composition, complemented his Precisionist paintings and provided him with a valuable source of inspiration.5. **Collaboration with Ford**: Sheeler collaborated with the Ford Motor Company during the 1920s. He created photographs and paintings that celebrated indtrial production and depicted Ford's River Rouge Plant. His work, such as "River Rouge Plant" (1932), exemplified the Precisionist style.6. **Later Career**: Sheeler's later works moved away from urban and indtrial subjects. He began to foc more on still life paintings, interiors, and rural scenes. His style evolved, incorporating elements of abstraction and a more subdued color palette.7. **Recognition and Influence**: Charles Sheeler's contributions to Precisionism and his innovative approach to depicting modern life earned him recognition in the art world. His works have had a lasting influence on American modernist art.8. **Legacy**: Charles Sheeler's legacy is marked by his ability to capture the essence of American indtrialization and modernity through his art. His precision and attention to detail, whether in painting or photography, remain defining characteristics of his work.9. **Death**: Charles Sheeler passed away on May 7, 1965, in Dobbs Ferry, New York, leaving behind a body of work that continues to be studied and appreciated for its unique contribution to American modernist art.Charles Sheeler's ability to blend his background in architecture with his artistic talents resulted in a distinctive and influential body of work that celebrated the aesthetics of modern indtry and urban life in early 20th-century America. His Precisionist style continues to be celebrated for its clarity, precision, and timeless appeal.
Measures 11 x 14 matted.

Artist or Maker

Condition Report

Good condition. No major rips, tears, etc.

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Auction Details

Morgan Auctions End of May Sale

by
Morgan Auctions
May 26, 2024, 10:00 AM EST

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

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