Golden Gate

Artist: Charles Sheeler (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1883–1965 Dobbs Ferry, New York)

Date: 1955

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 25 1/8 in. × 34 in. (63.8 × 86.4 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: George A. Hearn Fund, 1955

Accession Number: 55.99


During a visit to San Francisco, Sheeler took a number of photographs to use for his paintings. This unusual view of the Golden Gate Bridge, painted a few months after he returned east, resulted from superimposing a number of those 35-millimeter slides.