Roger Selchow Drawings

Collection ID:
Selchow, Roger H. (Roger Hoffman), 1911-1995
circa 1940
Physical Description:
0.3 Linear feet

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

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

Using the Collection
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