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Lars Sellstedt, Self Portrait, 1907 from reproduction of Lars Sellstedt Heritage Exhibition program, c. 1972; commercially produced paper; Image courtesy of the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives.

Lars Sellstedt, Self Portrait, 1907 from reproduction of Lars Sellstedt Heritage Exhibition program, c. 1972; commercially produced paper; Image courtesy of the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives.

Lars Sellstedt Heritage: A Community Tribute Exhibition

On View Monday, September 18–Sunday, October 15, 1972

Rockwell Hall   

From exhibition label:

"Lars G. Sellstedt was a good friend of many prominent people who helped shape the history of Buffalo as well as our country. Among his friends were the two U.S. Presidents: Grover Cleveland and Millard Fillmore whose portraits hang beside him here. The artist became associated with Mr. Cleveland, a young attorney, as a member of a fishing club named "The Jolly Reefers".

Mr. Fillmore took an avid interest in the art of Buffalo and worked with Mr. Sellstedt towards the establishment of an art gallery. When this goal was accomplished, Fillmore served as curator of the gallery for several terms."