Kurt Seligmann

(American/Swiss, 1900–1962)

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Kurt Seligmann

Leda, 1958

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Kurt Seligmann

Phantom of the Past, 1942

Biography

Timeline

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 - 1940
Began teaching at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY and Briarcliff Junior College, Westchester County, NY
1939
Moved to New York, 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

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