Seligman, Edgar (English)
Ex. 1911 - 1934
Flowers in a glass vase, oil on canvas, signed/dated 1932 l/r,
20" x 16" sight, 24" x 20" frame.
About the Painting: There is extensive crazing, but no lose of paint nor apparent repair (not examined under a black light) - otherwise very good condition. Attractive, original gilt frame. Sharper images are available upon request.
About the Artist: Born in 1867, Edgar Seligman was a landscape, figure, still life and coastal painter. Active 1911-1934, he exhibited 52 paintings at the Fine Art Society, London, and two at the Royal Academy. He has been better remembered for his fencing skills, having participated in many world class events (winning Silver Medals at the Olympics in 1906, 1908, and 1912). Records pertaining to early 20th century fencing cite his standing as a professional painter - "A self-portrait by Edgar Seligman demonstrates that the only man to win the British championship at all three weapons twice was also a talented artist." The artist lived in London.