The Boys from Avignon

Jason Seley, American, 1919 - 1983



Chromium plated steel from a 1949 Buick

Overall: 58 × 78 × 47 in. (147.3 × 198.1 × 119.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from Evelyn A. and William B. Jaffe Fund, Class of 1964H



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower left: Seley

Course History

WRIT 5, Expository Writing, William Craig, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

A Collector's Choice, William B. Jaffe Memorial Exhibition, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 8, 1972-January 7, 1973.

Artists at Dartmouth, A Retrospective of Selected Artists-in-Residence at Darthmouth College since 1962, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September-October, 1971; Boston City Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, October 14-30, 1971; Montgomery Museum, Montgomery, Alabama, April-May 1972.

In Residence: Contemporary Art at Dartmouth, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 18-July 6, 2014.

Jason Seley Sculpture Retrospective, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, April 27-June 15, 1980; Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York, August 1-September 15, 1980; Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, New York, September 15-February, 1981.

Jason Seley, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 8-March 4, 1968.

New York: 10962-1964, The Jewish Museum, New York, New York, July 22, 2022-January 8, 2023.

Sculpture by Jason Seley, Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, April 1968.

The Protean Century, 1870-1970, A Loan Exhibition from The Dartmouth College Collection, Alumni and Friends of the College [under the auspices of the Dartmouth Arts Council], M. Knoedler & Company, Inc, New York, New York, February 10-28, 1970.

Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1971.

Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1981-1991.

Publication History

Jason Seley, Albany, New York, 1980, p. 7, no. 10.

The Protean Century, 1870-1970, Hanover, New Hampshire: The Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1970, no. 56.

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, p.95, no.70.

Peter Smith and Mathew Wysocki, Artists at Dartmouth, A retrospective of selected Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College since 1962, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1971, ill. no. page number.

Michael R. Taylor and Gerald Auten, In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2013, ill. p. 42 , no. 25


The artist, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 1968.

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