charles sheeler2

charles sheeler2 - based on the fact that the subject was...

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Charles Sheeler was born in Philadelphia in 1883 and studied in the School of Industrial Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia. Although he supported himself at that time as an architectural photographer, he dabbled in vernacular art and architecture during the weekends. During the 1920s, Sheeler was associated with a group of painters called the Precisionists, known for their realistic style of painting. Sheeler focused strongly on industrial subjects and was a distinguished photographer of machines; surprising
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Unformatted text preview: based on the fact that the subject was rather unpopular between the wars. In painting Upper Deck (a portrait of the USS Majestic ) during 1928, Sheeler perfected a method of achieving photographic quality with paint. Accuracy in painting would continue to be his mark, as seen in Steam Turbine . He also transferred his exactness to abstract art. Windows c. 1952 Oil on canvas 32 x 20 1/4 in. (81.3 x 51.4 cm) Steam Turbine, 1939 Oil on canvas, 22 X 18" (55.88 x 45.72 cm.) Amoskeag Canal, 1948 Sheeler (Charles), Upper Deck, 1929...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course ARTS visa 100 taught by Professor Kon during the Spring '10 term at UBC.

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