Emory Pius Seidel (May 14, 1881 – April 23, 1954) was a Chicago sculptor, painter and designer who created numerous sculptures and paintings that are displayed publicly throughout the United States. He was affiliated with the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1925, he was awarded the John C. Shaffer Prize from the Art Institute of Chicago. His work is considered to be part of the "Art Deco" style.
Early life and education
Seidel was the third of ten children born to Emeron Michael Seidel and Amelia Wolf and was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He began formal art studies at the age of 10. He studied art under Ephraim Keyser in the Maryland Institute of Baltimore and also worked under Charles Mulligan of Chicago. He also studied under Wellington J Reynolds.
Move to Chicago
It is not known when he moved to Chicago but he was already there by 1903.
Awards and recognition
E. P. Seidel won the Palette & Chisel Gold Medal award in 1927.