André J. Seligmann was one of the sons of the art dealer Jacques Seligmann [1858-1923]. He established his own gallery in Paris on the Rue Fauberg St. Honoré. He managed to leave France with his family in 1940, and spent the years during World War II in New York, where he opened a small gallery on East 57th Street. André J. Selgimann died in Paris shortly after he returned there at the end of the war. He was married to Mona Simone, with whom he had two children, Jacques André (who later took the surname, Robbins, of his stepfather) and Claude (later Delibes).