Abraham Solomon Biography | Oil Paintings

5-7-1823 London, ENG – 12-19-1862 Biarritz, FRA

Solomon, Abraham

Abraham Solomon (the painter) father was one of the first Jews to be admitted to the freedoms of the City of London. At the age of thirteen, Abraham Solomon became a pupil in Sass's School of Art, and in 1838 he received a silver medal at the Society of Arts for a drawing he made from a statue. In 1839 at the age of sixteen, he was admitted as a student of the Royal Academy, where he received in the same year a silver medal for drawing, and in 1843 another silver medal for drawing from life.

Abraham Solomon first exhibited at the Society of British Artists in 1840, his painting, Rabbi Expounding the Scriptures, and the following year he sent to the Royal Academy to exhibit, two paintings, My Grandmother and a scene from Sir Walter Scott's Fair Maid of Perth.

In 1854 Solomon turned his attention to the subject of railway travel. He sent to the Royal Academy First Class: the Meeting, and Second Class: the Parting. The first painting created a great deal of controversy as it showed a man in a first-class railway carriage flirting with a young woman, while her father was asleep. The next year, he painted a revised version, the man is talking to the father rather than the young woman. Both were engraved in mezzotint and sold in great numbers.

His younger brother, Simeon Solomon, obtained much success as a Pre-Raphaelite painter and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1858 to 1872.

Art Movement: Victorian Classicism.
He Traveled To France.
Artist Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.

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