Amon Carter print details

Conversation - Sky and Earth

Charles Sheeler (1883-1965)

Object Details

  • Date


  • Object Type


  • Medium

    Oil on canvas

  • Dimensions

    28 x 23 in.

  • Inscriptions


    signed and dated l.l.: Sheeler - 1940

  • Credit Line

    Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

  • Accession Number


  • Copyright

    Public domain

Additional details

Location: On view
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Educator Resources
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  • All Levels

    Activity 1
    Isolate one small section of the painting and try to reproduce it using Charles Sheeler’s precise style.

    Activity 2
    Students will imagine a story they could create that features the sky and earth as seen in this work of art. How would these two get along with each other? How would they spend time together? What happens to them? What would they say to each other? Write a conversation between sky and earth on a card with dialogue bubbles. Then, write a poem that includes some of these words.


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