|Charles Sheeler, American Landscape, 1930|
Museum of modern Art, New York
Shadows cast by Shaker furniture
Strand is represented by several well-known images such as Wall Street (1915) and The Court (1924). Several of Sheeler's photographs of the Doylestown Quaker meeting house are here, as are painted and drawn versions of views he photographed there, allowing side-by-side comparisons. There are a couple of good Paul Outerbridge photos and work from photographers less familiar, such as Anton Bruehl. His Untitled, a 1929 shot of part of a Cadillac engine is striking. Some of the photographs of my grandfather, Warren R. Laity, would have been right at home here.
|Anton Bruehl, Untitled, 1929|
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
|Warren R. Laity, Mail Plane, circa 1930|
(Not in show), Private collection
|Gerald Murphy, Razor, 1924|
Dallas Museum of Art
|Francis Criss, Waterfront, c. 1940|
Detroit Institute of Art
|Charles Sheeler, Upper Deck, 1929|
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum
|Bumpei Usui, 14th Street, 1924|
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
The Cult of the Machine is on view at the De Young Museum (50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118) through August 12, 2018.
*It's worth noting that, in addition to the River Rouge pieces, both Upper Deck and Rolling Power were originally done as photographs (the Upper Deck photo is in the De Young show). There are many other examples of Sheeler working in a highly realistic style from photographs. I'm not aware of Sheeler being considered anticipatory to Photorealism, but surely he was, even if he usually took stylistic liberties a strict photorealist might not have.
|Charles Sheeler, Rolling Power (1939)|
Smith College Museum of Art