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THE ART OF HERB SELLIN

     
               
       

PICTURE OF HERB SELLIN

     
               
       

Herb Sellin was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta and grew up on a farm near Spirit

     
       

River. He has been painting full-time for more than 45 years. His Landscapes and

     
       

Portraits grace the walls of hundreds of offices and homes throughout North America

     
       

and Europe. Internationally he is best known for his life-size portrait of the former

     
       

Prime Minister of Canada, the late Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker.

     
               
       

Herb studied Advertising at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, and later studied

     
       

Painting privately under the late retired former Head, Dr. Stanford Perrott.

     
       

Specializing in Creative Ideas in his final year of Art School, Herb immediately

     
       

became Art Director in Advertising for Eaton's Stores of Alberta for 2 years, where

     
       

he won numerous International Awards in Advertising. Searching for an Art Form

     
       

more lasting than Advertising, Herb began painting full-time. He was greatly

     
       

influenced by Tom Thompson, the "French Impressionists" and "The Fauves". His

     
       

work is therefore marked by his sense of brilliant Color, Design and Composition,

     
       

coupled with his often dramatic use of light and shade. Herb is as well-versed in the

     
       

Fine Arts of Painting Realism and Abstraction as he is in designing Corporate Logos

     
       

and Advertising Campaigns. Herb owned and operated “The Herb Sellin Gallery”

     
       

from 1979 to 1989, which handled his work exclusively. Herb enjoys physics and

     
       

inventing. Presently he lives and paints in Calgary.

     
               
       

ACHIEVEMENTS IN ADVERTISING AND FINE ART:

     
               
       

Gold Medal Award for Fashion Illustration and Design Coin Designs, Royal

     
       

Canadian Mint Century Calgary 1875 -1975 Logo Painting on Unicef

     
       

International Christmas Cards Alberta Distillers Christmas Cards

     
       

Farm Credit Corporation Calendars, 1996, 1997, 1998 Alberta Treasury

     
       

Branch Calendar 1996 ZooMoo2000.com Millennium Project - Glass Gemed Cow

     
       

Poster for the 2002, Royal Bank Calgary International Organ Festival

     
       

Canada Council for the Arts - Grant Recipient 2011