Doylestown House—The Stove

Charles Sheeler American

Not on view

This photograph was made at the Bucks County, Pennsylvania, home that Charles Sheeler shared with fellow painter and photographer Morton Schamberg. The spare geometry of the eighteenth-century Doylestown farmhouse proved an irresistible subject for an artist eager to explore with a camera the radical formal ideas that had impressed him in the paintings of Cézanne, Picasso, and Bracque. It is an elegantly balanced, harmonious work, a testament to Sheeler's clarity of vision and ability to distill a scene to its essence-a salient feature of the artist's work in all media.

Doylestown House—The Stove, Charles Sheeler (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1883–1965 Dobbs Ferry, New York), Gelatin silver print

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