|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
|Roger Hoffman Selchow did a pictorial historical, hand colored offset print map of Greenwich,
Connecticut, shown at the time of the American Revolutionary War in the
last quarter of the 18th century. The map was "drawn after careful
research" by Roger H. Selchow in the Art Deco style, "Commemorating Ye
300th Anniversary of Greenwich" from 1640 to 1940. |
are shown, and ones that were still extant at the time of the map are
indicated. The map is enhanced by decorative borders and a cartouche.
An early illustrational work by Roger H. Selchow, a native of Greenwich, he went on to become a respected painter of Modernist abstractions.
Roger Hoffman Selchow was born in Greenwich, Connecticut,
and is best known for his paintings of geometric abstractions. He
studied at Columbia University. After World War II he absorbed the
influences of European Modernism, especially the Bauhaus,
Constructivism and Cubism, studying in Paris with André Lhote and
Fernand Lëger, in Italy at the Istituto Statale d'Arte in Florence, and
in Belgium. In Europe, he associated with vanguard artists, writers and
Beginning in 1949, he evolved the style of colorful abstractions
for which he is known. He also has built what he termed "electro
sculptures," assemblages of found objects and electrical parts.
Selchow's work is represented in the permanent collections of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Wadsworth Atheneum in
Hartford, Connecticut, the Brooklyn Museum, the Musée des Beaux-Arts in
Liège, Belgium, and elsewhere in the United States and Europe.
|Biography from The Caldwell Gallery:|
|Roger Selchow was born in Greenwich, CT and studied
at the Grand Central School of Art and Columbia University. He also
studied in the 30's with Andre L'Hote and Fernand Leger in Paris, and at the Institute
of Art in Florence. |
He exhibited extensively in Europe as well as the
United States, and his works can be found in the permanent collections
of NYU, Musee des Beaux Arts, Belgium, Berkshire Museum, Metropolitan
Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Wadsworth Athenuem, the Bruce Museum, and the
Wichita Art Museum.
within Europe's vanguard artists, writers and poets influenced both his
life and work. His art is informed by Constructivism, Precisionism,
the Bauhaus, and far Eastern influences.
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