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Selma Miller Kuby Edit Profile

artist , poet

Selma Miller Kuby, American artist, poet. Recipient fellowship Carnegie Foundation, 1939, 40, scholarship Art Students League, 1940, 41, Woman of Achievement award, 1941.


Kuby, Selma Miller was born on January 25, 1920 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Edward and Celia (Tomashoff) Miller.


Diploma in Art, Washington Irving High School, 1938. Studied with Morris Kantor, Art Students League, New York, 1942. Studied with Boardman Robinson, Lawrence Barrett, Otis Dozier, Paul Parker, David Friedenthal, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1940.

Studied with Harry Sternberg, Will Barnet, Art Students League, 1942. Studied sculpting with Alfred Van Loen, 1969.


Teaching monitor Brooklyn Academy Music, 1941-1942, Brooklyn Museum, 1941-1942. Independent artist Brooklyn, 1940-1950, Massapequa, New York, 1950-1956, Huntington Station, since 1956. Art lecturer Walt Whitman High School, 1965.

Owner, teacher Indiana Art School, 1965-1967.


  • Other Work

    • Paintings included in Art As Book Series, 1972-1998, Bach in Space Series, 1992, Cosmos Series, 1995-1999. One-woman show Hofstra University Club, Hempstead, New York, 1976. Exhibited in group shows Washington Irving, 1937-1938, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1939-1940, Art Students League, 1939-1941, Long Island Artists Exhibition, Huntington, New York, 1962, Cooperative Gallery, Sea Cliff, New York, 1980-1981.

      Represented in numerous permanent collections.


Married Milton Kuby, June 1942. Children: Stuart A., Beth E. Kuby Levinthal, Laurel M. Kuby Sclafani, Stevan C. (deceased).

Edward Miller

Celia (Tomashoff) Miller

Milton Kuby

Stuart A. Kuby

Beth E. Kuby Levinthal Kuby

Laurel M. Kuby Sclafani Kuby

Stevan C. Kuby (deceased)