| Dixie Seldon is primarily known as Dixie Selden
|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
|Based primarily in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dixie Selden was a painter in
impressionist style of portraits, genre, and landscape, and was also an
illustrator. She studied at the Cincinnati Museum Art School with
Frank Duveneck, and became one of his favorite students. At his
request she painted his portrait before he died. She took a
summer class in Venice, Italy with William Merritt Chase.|
was President of the Cincinnati Women's Art Club, and was active in the
National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors. She exhibited
with those groups as well as at the Pennsylvania Academy, the Corcoran
Gallery, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
extensively, especially along the New England Coast during the summers,
often with Emma Mendenhall as a painting companion. Other travel spots
were Spain, Mexico, Italy and France.
Peter Falk, Who Was Who in American Art
Stuart Holman Auction catalogue, March 6, 2003
|Biography from Massillon Museum:|
|Dixie Selden was born in Cincinnati as the first child of John and
Martha Selden and lived most of her childhood living in
Covington. She began taking courses at the McMicken School of
Design in 1884, which became the Art Academy of Cincinnati in
1885. She took classes at the Academy until 1890 and studied
under Frank Duveneck while there. Later she took years of intense
private study with Duveneck. |
Around 1910 she went to Venice, Italy to study under William Merritt
Chase and, in 1914, she began taking lessons from Henry B. Snell at St.
Ives in England. These summers, spent traveling and painting with
her teachers, initiated her extensive travels through Europe, the
Middle East, China, Japan, Scandinavia and Mexico.
Her early career was spent painting subject matter largely reserved for
amateur women artists – portraits, indoor and outdoor scenes of
domestic life and flowers. As she matured, she increasingly
specialized in portraiture, the means by which she claimed her status
as a professional. She also developed a considerable reputation
for painting the daily life and lively street scenes of the various
locales she visited.
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San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915