Selden Connor Gile
(1877 - 1947)
Selden Connor Gile was active/lived in California, Maine. Selden Gile is known for modernist landscape, marine and figure painting.
Biography Selden Connor Gile
The major force behind the Society of Six in the 1920s in the Bay Area of California, Selden Gile set aesthetic standards that espoused color and guided the group with the strength of his personality, physical energy, and warm hospitality.
Departing from dominant decorative and Tonalist influences of Arthur Mathews and William Keith, the Society of Six created a new landscape art of sunny reality; it was Impressionism-Fauvism applied to the California Scene. The other painters associated with Gile in this rebellion were Maurice Logan, William Clapp, Bernard von Eichman, August Gay, and Louis Siegriest.
Gile was born in Stow, Maine, to parents from Salem, England, and was named for Seldon Connor, Governor of Maine.
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