Charles Sheeler

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Birthday
16, 1883
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
May 7, 1965 (81)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1883
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
May 7, 1965 (81)

About

Painter and photographer who pioneered American Modernism and was known for his precise, linear images. He and Paul Strand were behind the film, "Manhatta," from 1920.

Before Fame

He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he was a student of the famed William Merritt Chase, and first exhibited his work at New York's Macbeth Gallery in 1908.

Trivia

He frequently painted and photographed machinery and urban structures and was commissioned by the Ford Motor Company to create a series of paintings and photographs detailing its automotive factories.

Family Life

He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He and his lifelong friend, artist Morton Schamberg, lived together in a farmhouse in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

He was inspired by Pablo Picasso's paintings.