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Charles Shed

 (1818 - 1893)
Charles Dyer Shed was active/lived in California, Massachusetts.  Charles Shed is known for landscape, marine.

Biography   Charles Shed


Painter. Born in Boston, MA in 1818. Shed arrived in San Francisco during the Gold Rush in 1849. He worked as a ship chandler and as a scene painter for theatrical producer David Robinson (father of artist Charles D. Robinson). He painted many landscapes of northern California as well as marines and the shipping activities on San Francisco Bay. Shed later moved across the bay to Alameda where he maintained a home and studio for many years at 1616 Alameda Avenue. He died there on Sept. 12, 1893. Exh: Mechanics' Inst. Fair, 1857, 1858 (medal), 1860, 1878-80; Calif. Art Union, 1865; SFAA, 1872-83. In: Oakland Museum; Santa Cruz City Museum. CSL; Oakland Tribune, 9-14-1893 (obit).

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