Dixie Selden


Dixie Selden


Street in Bar Harbor c.1917
Oil on Canvas
20 x 16 inches

Signed Lower Left

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Dixie Selden was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1868.  Most of her career took place in Cincinnati, where she was a highly regarded member of the art community.  She spent her childhood and later years in Covington, Kentucky.  Selden painted along the New England coast during summers and traveled frequently, usually with fellow painter Emma Mendenhall, recording scenes of Mexico, Normandy, Brittany, Spain, and Italy.

1884-90 at Art Academy of Cincinnati with Duveneck; with William Chase in Venice, Italy; in Great Brittain with H.B. Snell

Cincinnati Women’s AC (president); NAWPS; Cincinnati MacDonald Club; NAC; Chicago Gal. Assn; SSAL; Louisville AA

Cincinnati AM, annuals (frequently), three person show (with Annie Sykes and Emma Mendenhall), 1910; Cincinnati Woman’s AC; Corcoran Gal biennials, 1914-23; PAFA Ann., 1915-16, 1919-23, 1927-30; AIC; NAWPS, 1929

Cincinnati Art Museum; Univ. Kentucky Art Museum; Cincinnati Public Schools Collection; Cincinnati Mus. Center

WW33; Jones and Weber, The Kentucky Painter from the Frontier Era to the Great War; American Art Review, vol. 10 (April 1998); Cincinnati Painters of the Golden Age, 98-100; Falk, Exh. Record Series