Artist Biography

Charles D. SHED
1818 - 1893

Charles Dyer Shed was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1818. He 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 Dormon 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 September 12, 1893. Exhibited: Mechanics' Institute Fair, 1857, 1858 (bronze medal), 1860, 1871, 1878-80; California Art Union, 1865; San Francisco Art Ass'n, 1872-83. Works held: Oakland Museum; Santa Cruz City Museum.

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