The artist was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 4, 1885, of Czechoslovakian descent (the Seidenecks were architects who for two hundred years built castles in Bohemia). He studied at Smith Art Academy and the Art Institute of Chicago.
In 1911 he sailed to Europe for further study in England and the Royal Academy in Munich under Carl Marr and Walter Thor (1911-14). On this study tour, he worked and exhibited with the St Ives painters at their Show Day in March, 1912. After returning to Chicago, Seideneck taught at the Academy of Fine Art and Academy of Design. After his marriage to Catherine Comstock of Carmel, California in 1920, the couple spent two and a half years travelling and studying in Europe. He remained a resident of Carmel until his death on March 7, 1972.
Painter of landscapes and portraits
works and access
Access to Works: Federal Building (Chicago); Carmel Art Association (California)
St Ives March 1912; California State Fairs; Santa Cruz Art Annuals; Society of Western Artists, De Young Museum 1949 (award)
Chicago Art Club; Chicago Society of Artists; Carmel Art Association (Co-founder)
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn & West Cornwall p344
St Ives Times 22 Mar 1912
Whybrow St Ives (1911-20 list pp 216-8)