Kurt Seligmann  (American/Swiss, 1900-1962) 

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Kurt Seligmann, Surrealist Figure

 

Kurt Seligmann
Surrealist Figure
Framont
Kurt Seligmann, Phantom of the Past

 

Kurt Seligmann
Phantom of the Past
1942

Washburn Gallery
Kurt Seligmann, Leda

 

Kurt Seligmann
Leda
1958

Washburn Gallery
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Kurt Seligmann, Composition feminine abstraite (4 works)

 

Kurt Seligmann
Composition feminine abstraite (4 works)
ink on paper

 

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Kurt Seligmann, Design for a costume; companion sketch (2 works)

 

Kurt Seligmann
Design for a costume; companion sketch (2 works)
gouache, ink and pencil on paper

 

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Kurt Seligmann, Head Forms

 

Kurt Seligmann
Head Forms, 1935
oil on board

 

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1900   Born: in Basel, Switzerland
1920   Studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Geneva, Switzerland
1927   Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy
1937   Formally accepted as a member of the Surrealist group by André Breton, Paris, France
1939   Moved to New York, NY
1939 - 1940   Began teaching at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY and Briarcliff Junior College, Westchester County, NY
1950   Became naturalized U.S. citizens
1962   Died: Orange County, NY
1960   Fine Arts Associates, New York, NY
Ruth White Gallery, New York, NY
1958   Walker Gallery, Liverpool, UK
1953   Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York, NY
1947   Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1946   Carnegie Institute, New York, NY
Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1944   Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Durlacher Brothers, New York, NY
1943   Mexico City Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
1942   Artists in Exile, Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, NY
1941   Karl Nierendorf Gallery, New York, NY
1940   New School for Social Research, New York, NY
Nierendorf Gallery, New York, NY
1939   Karl Nierendorf Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
The Golden Gate Exposition, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
World’s Fair New York, New York, NY
1938   International Surrealist Exhibition, Paris, France
1935   Jeanne Bucher, Paris, France
Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, Japan
Wakefield Gallery, New York, NY
1933   Zwemmer Gallery, London, UK
1932   Jeanne Bucher, Paris, France
1931   Salon Des Surindependents, Paris, France
  SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
  Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, NY
Art Museum of Sao Paolo, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
College des Musées Nationaux de France, Paris, France
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Kunstkredit, Basel, Switzerland
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Palacio Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Simon A. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1997    Stephen E. Hauser. "Kurt Seligmann 1900-1962: Leben und Werk." Basel: Schwabe & Co. AG Verlag, 1997 (monograph)
1948    Kurt Seligmann. "Magic, Supernaturalism, and Religion." New York: Pantheon Books, 1948