Heraldry

A work made of oil on wood.
© 2018 Orange County Citizens Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of oil on wood.

Date:

1934

Artist:

Kurt Seligmann
American, born Switzerland, 1900–1962

About this artwork

Born in Switzerland, Kurt Seligmann moved to Paris in 1929 and began exhibiting with the Surrealists, though he did not officially join the group until 1937. Heraldry was one of the works included in the 1938 International Exhibition of Surrealism held at the Galerie Beaux-Arts in Paris, the most elaborate of all the Surrealist shows and the last major exhibition mounted by the group before its artists fled into exile during World War II. The painting reveals Seligmann’s interest in medieval and Renaissance heraldic imagery, and among the earlier titles that he inscribed and then crossed out on the back of the work is Homage to Urs Graf, a reference to the eccentric Renaissance printmaker, goldsmith, and designer.

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Artist

Kurt Seligmann

Title

Heraldry

Origin

Switzerland

Date

1934

Medium

Oil on wood

Dimensions

160 x 130.2 cm (63 x 51 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Mary and Earle Ludgin Collection

Reference Number

1981.822

Copyright

© 2018 Orange County Citizens Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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