The Estate of Syd Solomon is represented by Berry Campbell, New York
Syd Solomon was born near Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1917. He began painting in high school in Wilkes-Barre, where he was also a star football player. After high school, he worked in advertising and took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the war effort and was assigned to the First Camouflage Battalion, the 924th Engineer Aviation Regiment of the US Army. He used his artistic skills to create camouflage instruction manuals utilized throughout the Army. He married Ann Francine Cohen in late 1941. Soon thereafter, in early 1942, the couple moved to Fort Ord in California where he was sent to camouflage the coast to protect it from possible aerial bombings. Sent overseas in 1943, Solomon did aerial reconnaissance over Holland and met English artists Barbara Hepworth, Ronald Penrose, and Henry Moore, who were also working in camouflage. Solomon was sent to Normandy early in the invasion where his camouflage designs provided protective concealment for the transport of supplies for men who had broken through the enemy line. Solomon was considered one of the best camoufleurs in the Army, receiving among other commendations, five bronze stars. Solomon often remarked that his camouflage experience during World War II influenced his ideas about abstract art. At the end of the War, he attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed is traveling museum retrospective foucsing on how Solomon's time makign camuoflage informed his abstract paintings. The exhibition is currently on view at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida and features a 96-page exhibition catalgoue with essays by Michael Auping (Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth), Gail Levin (Lee Krasner expert), George Bolge (Deland Museum of Art) and Mike Solomon (artist's son)
Syd Solomon's work is held in many important private and public collections, including Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia; Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina; Dade County Art Collection, Miami, Florida; Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, Florida; Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Kokuritsu Seijo Bijutsukar, Tokyo, Japan; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; The City of Miami (mural), Miami, Florida; Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Museum of Fine Art, Clearwater, Florida; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida; Naples Museum of Art, Florida; New College of the University of South Florida, Sarasota; New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana; Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, Florida; Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts; Tampa Art Museum, Florida; Tate Gallery, London; Tel Aviv Museum, Israel; Telfair Art Museum, Savannah, Georgia; University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut; Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among many others.
Syd Solomon was born near Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1917. He began painting in high school in Wilkes-Barre, where he was also a star football player. After high school, he worked in advertising and took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the war effort and was assigned to the First Camouflage Battalion, the 924th Engineer Aviation Regiment of the US Army. He used his artistic skills to create camouflage instruction manuals utilized throughout the Army. He married Ann Francine Cohen in late 1941. Soon thereafter, in early 1942, the couple moved to Fort Ord in California where he was sent to camouflage the coast to protect it from possible aerial bombings. Sent overseas in 1943, Solomon did aerial reconnaissance over Holland and met English artists Barbara Hepworth, Ronald Penrose, and Henry Moore, who were also working in camouflage. Solomon was sent to Normandy early in the invasion where his camouflage designs provided protective concealment for the transport of supplies for men who had broken through the enemy line. Solomon was considered one of the best camoufleurs in the Army, receiving among other commendations, five bronze stars. Solomon often remarked that his camouflage experience during World War II influenced his ideas about abstract art. At the end of the War, he attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed is traveling museum retrospective foucsing on how Solomon's time makign camuoflage informed his abstract paintings. The exhibition is currently on view at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida and features a 96-page exhibition catalgoue with essays by Michael Auping (Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth), Gail Levin (Lee Krasner expert), George Bolge (Deland Museum of Art) and Mike Solomon (srtist's son) Read Full Biography
Syd Solomon's work is held in many important private and public collections, including Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia; Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina; Dade County Art Collection, Miami, Florida; Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, Florida; Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Kokuritsu Seijo Bijutsukar, Tokyo, Japan; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; The City of Miami (mural), Miami, Florida; Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Museum of Fine Art, Clearwater, Florida; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida; Naples Museum of Art, Florida; New College of the University of South Florida, Sarasota; New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana; Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, Florida; Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts; Tampa Art Museum, Florida; Tate Gallery, London; Tel Aviv Museum, Israel; Telfair Art Museum, Savannah, Georgia; University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut; Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among many others.

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BERRY CAMPBELL features Post-War Modern art with a focus on established and mid-career contemporary artists including Walter Darby Bannard, Stanley
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