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Charles Sheeler

[American Precisionist Painter and Photographer, 1883-1965]

• Relationships: Studied under William Merritt Chase.
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    Charles Sheeler Works Online    
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Original works by Charles Sheeler available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!
Mini-site for the 2006 exhibition Charles Sheeler: Across Media

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteCharles Sheeler at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Exhibition - The Photography of Charles Sheeler: American Modernist

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
4 works online by Sheeler

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Photograph collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
Criss-Crossed Conveyors--Ford Plant, 1927 (Zoom)

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteCharles Sheeler at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Skyscrapers, 1922

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
American Interior

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
23 works online

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Architectural Cadences Number 4

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
(Undocumented Feature: In many cases the raw JPG image is much larger than displayed on the screen)

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
The Upstairs

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
7 works online

Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University, Connecticut
MacDougal Alley, 1924

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Stacks In Celebration

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
5 paintings online

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
5 works online

New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Shadow and Substance, 1950

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Industrial Series #1, 1928

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Family Group

Palmer Museum of Art at Pennsylvania State University
Delmonico Building, 1926

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Conversation Piece, 1952

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Interior, Bucks County Barn

Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts
Drive Wheels, photograph, 1939

Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts
Rolling Power, 1939

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago   NEW!
4 works online

The Huntington Library, California

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid   NEW!
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas
Catastrophe No. 2, 1944
Skyline, 1950

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
City Interior, 1936

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
Zinnia and Nasturtium Leaves, photograph, 1915

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteCharles Sheeler at The Artchive

Notable SiteCharles Sheeler at The Athenaeum
4 works online

Bert Christensen's Cyberspace Home

California State University WorldImages Database

Charles Sheeler at CGFA

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)
Skyscrapers, 1922

The History Project at U.C. Davis

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
ArtDaily - Exhibition Photo Galleries
Charles Sheeler: Across Media at the National Gallery of Art (8 works online)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Charles Sheeler  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Composition around White, 1959

Charles Sheeler at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1958 interview from the Oral History project

Charles Sheeler at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1959 interview from the Oral History project

The New York Observer
"Time Turns Sheeler, A Natural Ascetic, Into an Aesthete", article by Hilton Kramer

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Charles Sheeler and Cult of the Machine


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