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Today in Smithsonian History: October 10, 1969

Edith Halpert, on the left, and Mrs. Charles Sheeler, seated, chat during the opening of the memorial exhibition of the work of Charles Sheeler at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, on October 9, 1969. Charles Rettew Sheeler, Jr. (July 16, 1883 - May 7, 1965) was an American artist. He is recognized as one of the founders of American modernism and one of the master photographers of the 20th century

Edith Halpert, on the left, and Mrs. Charles Sheeler, seated, chat during the opening of the memorial exhibition of the work of Charles Sheeler at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, on October 9, 1969. Charles Rettew Sheeler, Jr. (July 16, 1883 – May 7, 1965) was an American artist. He is recognized as one of the founders of American modernism and one of the master photographers of the 20th century. (Photographer unknown)

October 10, 1969 The largest exhibition ever assembled of the work of artist Charles Sheeler opens to the public at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Charles Rettew Sheeler, Jr. (July 16, 1883 – May 7, 1965) is recognized as one of the founders of American modernism and one of the master photographers of the 20th century The retrospective includes 135 paintings and drawings and thirty-five photographs.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives

Nation's Capitol, 1943 Charles Sheeler. Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from the U.S. Department of State

Nation’s Capitol, 1943
Charles Sheeler.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Transfer from the U.S. Department of State


Posted: 10 October 2017
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