The exhibition “Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography and Sculptural Form” at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown will feature a knitted textile reproduction by Claire Beevers, director of Philadelphia University’s M.S. in textile design program.
Artist and fashion photographer Charles Sheeler is recognized as one of the founders of American modernism. The Philadelphia native also ventured into product and textile design.
The museum exhibition will feature a noted photograph Sheeler took of his art dealer wearing a knitted dress made from his textiles, along with a reproduction of that same dress that Beevers produced at PhilaU. After researching the original six-color warp knit stripe pattern at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, she translated it into a weft knit jacquard fabric that will be on display.
“Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography and Sculptural Form” will run from March 18 to July 9.