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Kurt Seligmann

I am fascinated by the precision and the grace of engraved lines.

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Kurt Seligmann was born in Bale, Switzerland in 1900. He is hardly 18 years old when he takes part in his first group exhibition at the Kunsthalle in his hometown; he will exhibit here regularly. Seligmann takes classes at the School of Fine Arts of Geneva where he meets Pierre Couthion. He becomes friends with Alberto Giacometti in 1920. After returning to Bale, he leaves for Paris where he . . .

4 work(s) available

Les vagabondages...
DLM n° 19
Maeght issue
Une écriture lisible
Métiers des hommes

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
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Bibliographic track & more

to read about the artist :
  • « Abstraction-Création », revue, 5 n°, Ed. Les Tendances nouvelles, 1932-1936
  • European Artists Teaching in America », cat. Addison Gallery, Mass., 1941
  • « Artists in Exile », cat. d'expo. coll., Pierre Matisse Gallery, NY, 1942
  • « First Papers of Surrealism », cat., Ed. C. C. of French Relief Societies, 1942
  • « Derrière le Miroir n° 19 », Ed. Maeght, Paris, 1949
  • « Encyclopédie du surréalisme », R. Passeron, Somogy Ed. d'Art, 1975
  • « K. Seligmann, Ausstellung », cat. Galerie Schreiner, Bâle, 1978
  • « K. Seligmann, Leben und Werk », S. E. Hauser, Scwabe & Co Verlag, Bâle, 1997
  • « The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, », J. M. Marter, vol. 1, Oxford U. Press, 2011
  • « Kurt Seligmann - Monograph », S. E. Hauser et autres, Ed. Weinstein Gallery, 2015
To read from the artist :
  • « Le Miroir de la Magie », Ed. Fasquelle, Paris, 1956 (Nomb. Editions)
  • « Kurt Seligmann, planches gravées », Ed. Galerie Berggruen & Cie, Paris, 1998
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Art movements

  • + SURREALISM / 1924-1969 / Marcel Duchamp, Dora Maar, Kurt Schwitters, Taro Okamoto, Antonio Berni, etc.
  • + ABSTRACTION-CREATION / 1931-1938 / Etienne Béothy, Frantisek Kupka, Piet Mondrian, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Georges Vantongerloo, etc.
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