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Kurt Seligmann    (American/Swiss, 1900-1962)

 Kurt Seligmann - Leda (Paintings) h: 50 x w: 48 in / h: 127 x w: 121.9 cm
Kurt Seligmann
Leda 1958
 
 Kurt Seligmann - Phantom of the Past (Paintings)
Kurt Seligmann
Phantom of the Past 1942
 
 

Biography
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

Exhibitions
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

Literature
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
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