Artist biography

Solomon J. SOLOMON 1860–1927

Portrait and subject painter, and pioneer in methods of camouflage technique. Born 16 September 1860 in London. Studied at Heatherley's 1876 and the R.A. Schools 1877–80, in Paris under Cabanel 1880 and 1882–3, and briefly in Munich 1880 before visiting Spain, Italy and Morocco the same year. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1881; A.R.A. 1896, R.A. 1906. Designed a stained-glass window for the Hampstead Synagogue. Served with the Royal Engineers 1916–18 as head of the British Camouflage Section. Elected President of the R.B.A. 1919. Author of The Practice of Oil Painting 1910 and Strategic Camouflage 1920. Died at Birchington, Kent, 27 July 1927.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II