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Edwin Salomon


145x145 cm
Oil on canvas

Edwin Salomon was born in Mures, a town in the region of Transilvania, Romania, in 1935.

In 1948 he moved to Cluj, the capital of Transilvania.

He grow up there and after graduating from the local high school, in 1951, he was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts named after Ion Andreescu in Cluj. In the forth year of his studies, the National Museum of Bucharest bought three of his paintings. Two years later, in 1957, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts with a master degree in Arts.

He immigrated to Israel in 1961 and a year later joined the Israeli Painters and Sculptures Association as a member, an act which symbolized his adaptation to the Israeli art world.

In 1965, Salomon went to Paris for additional artistic training at the Sorbonne. In the same year he was awarded the Nordau Prize. Later he won more prizes: Tel-Aviv's Bible Museum award for the year 1983 and a honorary prize awarded by the Holon Municipality in the form of eighteen trees planted in his name, in 1985. In 1989 after having participated in an International Exhibition - "Grand Palais", Edwin won the "Gillot Dard" prize and he was accepted as a member of the National Artists Association of France. In 1990 he won a silver medal at an International Exhibition in Turon, France.

He teachers art at a variety of institutions. Among them the Tel-Aviv Museum and the Teachers College in Ramat Hashron, as well as serving as the Art Director for the Wizo- France Vocational high school.

Edwin Salomon's paintings appear in numerous privet collections in Israel, the USA, Canada, Uruguay, Brazil, Romania, Sweden, Hungary, as well as in public collections such as the National Museum of Bucharest, the Cluj Museum, the Israeli President's formal residence in Jerusalem, the Herzelia Museum and the Great Synagogue of Washington, DC.

Tel: 972-3-550 16 82

"The Held"
160 x115cm
Oil on canvas

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