Charles Sheeler - Criss-Crossed Conveyors, River Rouge Plant, Ford Motor Company (1927)
In 1927 the Ford Motor Company hired Charles Sheeler to spend six weeks in its River Rouge Plant in Detroit taking photographs. It was when he was deeply impressed by that mighty factory, and consequently, he became passionate and involved in this subject. Under the gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz’s encouragement, Sheeler showed his works in New York, where his reputation grew and where he eventually settled. Sheeler is associated with a group of American painters called Precisionists, and is best known for his paintings and photographs of architectural and industrial subjects.