1911 Greenwich Connecticut(USA)
He attended the Grand Central School of Art and Colombia University, both in New York City.
Taught by Dong Kingman and Xavier Gonzalez.
After World War II he continued his studies in Europe: in Paris at the “Academie de la Grande Chaumière” where he worked under André Lhôte and Fernand Leger, in Florence, Italy where he attended the “Instituto State d’Arte”.
In Liège, Belgium he finished his studies at the “Académie des Beaux Arts”. Selchow absorbed the European influences of the Bauhaus, Constructivism and Cubism.
Working in a geometrical abstract “Parisien” style since 1949 he turned to a realism reminiscent of that of American Precisionist Charles Seeler.
Versatile and prolific painter, draughtsman, watercolorist,sculptor, muralist and industrial artist.
Paris: Galerie Arnaud 1949, Galerie du Haute-Pave 1949, Galeried’Art du Feaubourg 1950, Salon des Réalités Nouvelles 1950, Galerie de l’Université 1952, Galerie Jacques Anquetil 1953.
Brussels: Galerie Ex-Libris 1954
Liège: Salle de l’Emulation 1954
Bergen(the Netherlands): Artdealer Kerseboom 2002.
Musée des Beaux Arts, Liège; University Art Collection, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Berkshire Museum, Pittsfiled USA; Wichita Art Museum, Wichita USA; Bruce Museum, Greenwich USA; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Sunrise Museum, Charleston, Charleston USA.
based on: ‘Kerseboom/Maris’ 2002