In Retrospect: Sid Solomon – The First 80 Years
Okay, art lovers, interested in a fantastic event featuring a Worcester-raised, renowned artist? If so, then February is the month. In Retrospect: Sid Solomon – The First 80 Years will be featured from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays at The Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester (second floor). An impressive assortment of the artist’s stirring collection will undoubtedly enchant the senses. The creatively brilliant works include oil paintings, prints, pottery, pastels, light boxes, watercolors, and sculptures.
Let’s look a little closer at Mr. Solomon’s remarkable background.
- He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.
- His post-secondary art studies began in 1951 at the School of the Worcester Art Museum.
- In addition to the art certificate he earned at WAM, he also achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts at Clark University.
- Following graduation from both institutions, he spent three years in the army.
- He painted portraits in South Florida.
- He studied with the prominent teacher and painter, Edmund Archer, at Corcoran Art School in Washington D.C.
- He taught at Corcoran Art School and copied masters in the National Gallery (like Rembrandt!).
- He painted government and military leaders (e.g., generals, politicians), as well as members of their families.
- He earned a Masters Degree in Education at Worcester State College.
- He traveled throughout the East and South polishing his craft. His notable experiences afforded him the position Director of the Army Arts and Crafts Program for the Department of Defense.
- He worked for the 7th Army Training Command in Germany and traveled to foremost art venues in Europe.
- While in Germany, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Art Theory and Criticism at University of Georgia.
- He has maintained an art studio in Worcester for over 30 years.
- He coordinates the Worcester Life Drawing Group at Worcester State University.
- Farm on a Hill, Purgatory Chasm, Little Girl, Lady with a Teacup, Elisabeth’s Garden, and Stone Church in Winter are a few of Mr. Solomon’s many incredible works.
Gosh, Worcester has talent! For additional information concerning this fascinating exhibit, go to http://www.sprinklerfactory.com or call 508-852-8860.