National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

image: Charles Sheeler: Across Media; May 7 - August 27, 2006

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Exhibition Overview

Exhibition Feature
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View Artist Looks at Nature
This feature traces Sheeler's use of the same subject across different media.
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Learn more about how Sheeler used photomontage.
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Works by
Charles Sheeler
in the Gallery's Collection

Biography of
Charles Sheeler

Lecture Abstract

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Modern and Contemporary Painting and Sculpture

Press Materials

image: Charles Sheeler, Classic Landscape, 1931 This is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on the complex, often paradoxical relationships between photography, film, drawing, printmaking, and painting that were so central to Sheeler's art. A celebration of the formal clarity and beauty of Sheeler's works, the exhibition will build on a core of masterpieces recently added to the National Gallery of Art collections, including the magnificent painting Classic Landscape, 1931, the masterful Conté crayon drawings Interior with Stove, 1932, and Counterpoint, 1949, as well as three striking examples of the artist's "Doylestown" photographs. Highlights include the finest works from the series of paintings and drawings inspired by Sheeler's photographs of the River Rouge plant, commissioned by Ford Motor Company in 1927. Also featured is Manhatta (1920), a collaboration between Sheeler and Paul Strand that is regarded as the first avant-garde city film made in the United States. The exhibition will conclude with images inspired by Sheeler's experiments with montage in the 1940s and 1950s.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Altria Group, Inc.