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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
Not on view
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.
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right): Sheeler. 1955.
[Downtown Gallery, New York, 1955; sold to MMA]

Iowa City. The University of Iowa. "The Quest of Charles Sheeler: 83 Works Honoring His 80th Year," March 17—April 14, 1963, no. 67.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Three Centuries of American Painting," April 9–October 17, 1965, unnum. checklist.

Trenton. New Jersey State Museum. "This Land is Your Land," April 10–September 6, 1976, unnumbered cat.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Tribute to a Curator: Robert Beverly Hale," November 16, 1978–March 4, 1979, extended to March 18, 1979, unnum. checklist.

San Francisco. M.H. DeYoung Memorial Museum. "Facing Eden : 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area," June 25–September 10, 1995, no. 143.

Roslyn Harbor, N. Y. Nassau County Museum of Art. "American Vanguards," January 21–April 28, 1996, not in catalogue.

Lillian Dochterman in The Quest of Charles Sheeler: 83 Works Honoring His 80th Year. Exh. cat., University of Iowa. Iowa City, Iowa, , p. 32, fig. 23.

Henry Geldzahler. American Painting in the Twentieth Century. New York, 1965, p. 140, ill.

A. L. Chanin. Art Guide/ New York. New York, 1965, p. 99, no. 148.

Patricia Junker in Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area. Exh. cat., M. H. de Young Memorial Museum. San Francisco, 1995, pp. 72, 206, no. 143, fig. 16 (color).



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