Edgar Seligman

Edgar Isaac Seligman (English) 1867–1958
Flowers in a crystal vase
, oil on canvas, signed/dated 1932 l/r, 20″ x 16″ sight, 24″ x 20″ frame

Flowers in a crystal vase, oil on canvas, signed/dated 1932.
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Flowers in a crystal vase.

Estimate: $350. Offers invited.

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There is extensive crazing, but no lose of paint nor apparent repair – otherwise very good condition. Attractive, depression era ornate frame. Variations in background color is due to reflective light. After 90 years it looks great for a vintage painting without restoration.

Edgar Isaac Seligman (14 April 1867 – 27 September 1958) was a British epée, foil, and sabre fencer. Seligman was born in San Francisco, California to German parents, and was Jewish. (His father was Leopold Seligman.) After his family moved to London, England, he became a British citizen by naturalization.

With the Imperial Yeomanry, Seligman took part in the Boer War. His brother was Brigadier General Herbert Seligman who served in the Royal Artillery.

As a painter, Seligman had artwork shown at the Fine Art Society and Royal Academy. – Source: Wikiwand.com

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.” A group of 13 of his paintings are in the Imperial War Museum, London, where the artist lived.

Photograph of the artist

Also by this artist:

Belgian Steel Factory, Goldhawk Road- Oil,
Imperial War Museum, London
A Mareket, Seville, 1906 – Oil on canvas board
Making Aeroplanes: Sizaire-Berwick Motor Car Factory, Park Royal, 1918 –
Imperial War College, London
Seville, 1896 – OIl


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