Charles Seliger  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Charles Seliger (Manhattan, June 3 1926 - same, October 1 2009) was an American painter of the so-called New York School of Abstract expressionism. His work was exhibited at the The Art of This Century Gallery. He was a cult figure in 20th century modern and contemporary painting.

He was strongly influenced by Surrealism. In 1943 he met French artist Max Ernst

His first works were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in 1946. He was known for his small, jewel-like paintings in imaginary forms of nature.

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