LINCOLN SELIGMAN, was born in London in 1950. He read law at Oxford and worked in the city and Hong Kong as a shipping lawyer for six years before jumping ship in 1980 to become a full time painter and sculptor. He rapidly developed an international reputation in the field of large scale site specific murals, mobiles and abstract installation pieces for atrium spaces. These spectacular works in bronze, steel, glass and high tensile fabrics can be seen in many high profile landmark buildings, mainly in Europe, Hong Kong and China. His most recent commission is a series of giant hanging sculptures in Phoenix City, central Beijing, for the Chinese government.
When not creating large scale sculptures he devotes his time to figurative paintings, mainly emanating from his extensive travels around the world - particularly India, Sri Lanka, Africa and Asia. Standard Chartered Bank sponsored a one man exhibition of his paintings at the Royal Academy in 2007. His previous exhibition was at Gerald Bland, Madison Avenue, New York in 2013.
Lincoln Seligman’s paintings capture the beauty of the exotic. Whether it is India, Sri Lanka or Cuba Lincoln demonstrates the heat, the colour and dynamism of the characters. A complete sensory experience. However these is a more intimate side to his paintings, a contemplating figure staring into the distance. His latest exhibition depicts Seligman’s artistic exploration going from strength to strength