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date: 12 December 2019

Sheeler, Charleslocked

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 16 July 1883, in Philadelphia; died 7 May 1965, in New York.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, printmaker, draughtsman, photographer. City views, rural landscapes, industrial views, nudes.

Precisionism (or Cubist Realism).

Charles Sheeler studied at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and was then taught by the painter and printmaker William Merritt Chase in New York. From Chase, Sheeler learned the technique of quick strokes, inspired by the Munich Expressionists, which was a feature of his early work. He lived for a time in London, the Netherlands, and Spain and also in Paris, where he came across Cubism and the work of Henri Matisse....

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