Timeline

1926
Born: New York, NY
Grew up in Jersey City, NJ
1943
became friends with artist Jimmy Ernst
1946
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY acquires for their Permanent Collection, his painting,"Natural History: Form Within Rock"

Awards & Honors
Lee Krasner Award, granted by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, in recognition of his long and illustrious career in the arts, 2003

Exhibitions

2009
'1945-1949 Repartir a zero, comme si la peinture n'avait jamais existe,' Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, France (group)
2008
'Charles Seliger: Ways of Nature,' Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2007
'Shining Spirit: Westheimer Family Collection,' Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK (group)
'Pathways and Parallels: Roads to Abstract Expressionism,' Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NY (group)
2006
'Charles Seliger: New Paintings,'Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2003
'Charles Seliger: Chaos to Complexity,' Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1999
'Paper Invitational II,' Woodward Gallery, New York, NY (group)
'Charles Seliger: The Nascent Image, Recent Paintings,' Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1998
'Original Scale,' Apexart, New York, NY (group)
1997
'Charles Seliger: Biomorphic Drawings,' Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1994
'Charles Seliger: Nature's Journal, Recent Paintings and Gouaches,' Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
1992
'Charles Seliger, Infinities: Recent Paintings,' Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1986
Retrospective Exhibition, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1985
'Charles Seliger, eighteen paintings,' Gallery Schlesinger-Boisanté, New York, NY (solo)
1981
'Charles Seliger: Intimate Abstractions,' Frances Wolfson Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL and Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville FL (solo)
1978
'Charles Seliger: Aeons,' Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1950
Willard Gallery (solo), New York, NY
Galerie Lopes AG, Zürich, Switzerland
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (group), Richmond, VA
Newark Museum (group), Newark, NJ
Riverside Museum (group), New York, NY
Baltimore Museum (group). Baltimore, MD
1949
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum (solo), San Francisco, CA
Brooklyn Museum 15th Biennial Int’l Watercolor Exhibition(group), Brooklyn, NY
1948
Salon des Réalités Nouvelles (group),Paris, France
‘New Painters’(group), Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
‘Recent Acquisitions’ (group) , Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
‘Annual Exhibition’ (group), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
24th Venice Biennale (group) Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice Italy
1947
‘Abstract and Surrealist American Art’, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1946
Biennial Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (group), Richmond, VA
1945
"A Problem for Critics"(group), Howard Putzel’s 67 Gallery, New York, NY
Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century (solo) , New York, NY
Rochester Memorial Art Gallery (group), Rochester, NY
1944
Jersey City Museum (group), Jersey City, NJ
1943
Norlyst Gallery (group), New York, NY