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Roger Selchow Drawings, circa 1940

Selchow, Roger Hoffmann, 1911-1995

Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.3 Linear feet

Summary: 17 ink and paint drawings on board, including color charts and studies, typography excercises, graphic design studies, and proposals.

Biographical/Historical Note

Roger Selchow (1911-1994) was an illustrator, painter and sculptor in New York. After WWII, Selchow absorbed the influences of European Modernism, especially the Bauhaus, Constructivism, and Cubism in his art. Beginning in 1949, he worked in colorful abstractions, and later build "electro Sculptures" of found objects and electrical parts.


This collection was donated by art historian Christine I. Oaklander in honor of William I. Homer, art historian and professor at the University of Delaware. Oaklander purchased the drawings at an art fair.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Roger Selchow Drawings, circa 1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.