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biography of Seth M. VELSEY (1903-1967)

Birth place: Logansport, IN

Addresses: Indiannapolis, IN; Yellow Springs, OH

Profession: Sculptor, painter, teacher, designer

Studied: Univ. Illinois; Nat. Acad., Florence, Italy; AIC; Albin Polasek; Lorado Taft.

Exhibited: AIC, 1925-37; Hoosier Salon, 1928 (prize); PAFA Ann., 1928; Indiana Artists, 1931 (prize); Hickox prize, 1934; Paris Salon, 1937 (medal).

Work: Dayton AI; Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio; St. Peter's Church, Chillicothe, Ohio; WPA reliefs, USPO, Pomeroy, Ohio; St. Peter & Paul's Church, Reading, Ohio; St. Francis fountain, Yellow Springs, Ohio. Murals, Rike-Kumler Co., Dayton, Ohio; bronze group, Fels Research Inst., Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Comments: Position: head, sculpture dept., Dayton AI, 1930-34; professor sculpture, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, 1959-.

Sources: WW66; WW47; Falk, Exh. Record Series.


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