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Pictorial historical map of Greenwich, Connecticut, shown at the time of the American Revolutionary War in the last quarter of the 18th century. The map was "drawn after careful research" by Roger H. Selchow in the Art Deco style, "Commemorating Ye 300th Anniversary of Greenwich" from 1640 to 1940. Historical buildings are shown, and ones that were still extant at the time of the map are indicated. The map is enhanced by decorative borders and a cartouche. An early illustrational work by Roger H. Selchow, a native of Greenwich who went on to become a respected painter of Modernist abstractions.
Roger Hoffman Selchow was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, and is best known for his paintings of geometric abstractions. He studied at Columbia University. After World War II he absorbed the influences of European Modernism, especially the Bauhaus, Constructivism and Cubism, studying in Paris with André Lhote and Fernand Lëger, in Italy at the Istituto Statale d'Arte in Florence, and in Belgium. In Europe, he associated with vanguard artists, writers and poets. Beginning in 1949, he evolved the style of colorful abstractions for which he is known. He also has built what he termed "electro sculptures," assemblages of found objects and electrical parts. Selchow's work is represented in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, the Brooklyn Museum, the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Liège, Belgium, and elsewhere in the United States and Europe.
"Roger Selchow." Comenos Fine Arts. http://www.comenosfinearts.com/american/selchow.htm (20 June 2002).