Lawrence Fine Art

Name : Syd Solomon
Biography :

 A painter of vibrant, gestural works in the abstract expressionist idiom, 

Syd Solomon (1917-2004) was an influential figure in the art communities of East Hampton, New York, and Sarasota, Florida, where he divided his time in the late twentieth century.

Syd Solomon visited East Hampton for the first time in 1955. There he met many New York School artists including Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, and Willem de Kooning. In 1959, the Solomons rented the gatehouse at the Creeks, the estate of the artist Alfonso Ossorio, where Clyfford Still, Grace Hartigan, and other artists had been tenants while seeking homes of their own. Solomon and his wife followed this pattern, when they build a home and studio on their own property on Baiting Hollow Road.

Among their neighbors and friends were Brooks, Jim Dine, Betty Friedan, Guston, Elia Kazan, Marca-Relli, and Kurt Vonnegut. Solomon had regular exhibitions in New York, at the Saidenberg Gallery, and in Florida, he showed at the James David Gallery in Miami. He received numerous honors. In 1961, he the won painting of the year award from the Whitney Museum of Art .

His work is in numerous museum collections including the Whitney, Parrish, Corcoran, Butler, among others.

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