Dixie Selden

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Dixie Selden


The Patio - Cuernavaca, Mexico, 1930

Oil on Board
12 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