Dixie Selden, "Venetian Doorway", Original oil painting, Circa 1913(95 views)
Description: Dixie Selden (1871 - 1936), "Venetian Doorway", Original painting, Circa 1913, oil on canvas, unsigned. This captivating Impressionist work depicts light reflecting on the waters of Venice. Selden studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati as well as in Venice and England. She traveled extensively and was a founding member of the Women's Art Club of Cincinnati. While many of the exhibitions were local, prestigious national venues such as the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Detroit Institute of Art also showed her paintings. In addition, her work was included in the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Selden maintained careful records and extensive correspondence, all of which have proved useful in reconstructing her career. Today, her work is featured in several museum collections, including the Butler Institute of American Art and the Cincinnati Art Museum. The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Condition Report: Excellent
Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Miner Raymond of Cincinnati.
Dimensions: 17.50" x 12.50"
Artist or Maker: Dixie Selden
Exhibited: It was exhibited at the University Club in 1988.
Literature: "Venetian Doorway" is listed on page 134, #316, in Genetta McLean's book on Dixie Selden.
Medium: Oil on canvas