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Modern American Charles Sheeler was born in Philadelphia 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 painting on weekends. During the 1920s, Sheeler was associated with a group of painters called the Precisionists, known for their realistic style of painting.



He focused strongly on industrial subjects and was a distinguished photographer of machines. He perfected a method of achieving a photographic quality with paint. Even when he painted in an abstract style he was still concerned with achieving absolute accuracy and exactness in his art.













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