Kurt Seligmann
1900–1962

Introduction

Kurt Leopold Seligmann (20 July 1900, Basel – 2 January 1962, Sugar Loaf) was a Swiss-American Surrealist painter, engraver, and occultist. He was known for his fantastic imagery of medieval troubadors and knights in macabre rituals and inspired by the carnival held annually in his native Basel, Switzerland. He was extremely influential within the Surrealist movement in Paris and particularly in the United States.

Wikidata identifier

Q450110

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Country of birth

Switzerland

Roles

Artist, engraver, illustrator, painter, scenographer, sculptor, writer

ULAN identifier

500022797

Names

Kurt Seligmann, Kurt L. Seligmann

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