Edwin Salomon

Edwin Salomon was born in Ocna Mures, a town in the region of Transilvania, Romania, in 1935. In 1948, he moved to Cluj, the capital of Transilvania.

He grew up there and after graduating from the local high school in 1951, he was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts named after Lon Andreescu in Cluj. In the fourth 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 Sculptors Association as a member, an act that 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 18 trees planted in his name, in 1985. In 1989 he was accepted as a member of the National Artists Association of France and was awarded the Gillot Dard Prize. In 1990 he won a silver medal at an international exhibition in Turon.

He teaches art at a variety of institutions, among them the Art Institute of Bat-Yam, the Tel-Aviv Museum and the teachers College in Ramat Hasharon, as well as serving as Art Director for the Wizo-France Vocational high school.

He died in 2014.

Edwin Salomon’s paintings appear in numerous private collections in Israel, the U.S.A., Canada, Uruguay, Brazil, Romania, Sweden, Hungary, as well as in public collections such as the National Museum of Bucharest, the Cluj Museum, the Herzelia Museum, the President’s Residence in Jerusalem and the Great Synagogue of Washington DC.

Selected Group Exhibitions

1964 – Municipal Museum, Ramat-Gan, Israel

1965 – Pushkin Museum, Moscow

1976 – Dizengoff Gallery, Tel-Aviv

1982 – Shamir Gallery, Tel-Aviv

1983 – Museum of Modern Art, Athens

1983 – The Bible Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel

1989 – Salon des Independents, Grand Palais, Paris

– International exhibition, Turron, France

– “Peace in the North”, Bar-David Museum of Jewish
Art, Kibbutz Bar’am, Israel

– “Homage to the Earth”, Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery,
2002 – “Homage to Giladi”, Holon Museum of Art, Israel

2013 – “Like Animals”, Zaritsky Artists House, Israel

Selected One-Person Exhibitions

1972 – “Zaki” Gallery, Montreal, Canada

1976 – Herzeliya Museum, Israel

1979 – Bruno Gallery, Tel-Aviv

1980 – Mabat Gallery, Tel-Aviv

1984 – Museum of Art, Petach-Tikva, Israel

1987 – Rozenfeld Gallery, Tel-Aviv

1989 – Museum of “Beit Ariela”, Tel-Aviv

– Nelly Aman Gallery, Tel-Aviv

1991 – Jacques Soussana” Gallery, Jerusalem

1992 – Municipal Museum, Be’er-Sheba, Israel

1993 – Two Arcs Gallery, Madrid

1994 – Graphics Gallery, Marseille

1995 – Vasarely Museum, Budapest

– Long Grove Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998 – Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery, Israel

2000 – Bar-David Museum of Jewish Art, Kibbutz Bar’am,

2002 – Municipal Museum – Holon, Israel

2003 – The Art Gallery, Kibbutz Giv’at Haim Meuchad, Israel

– The Municipal Gallery, Ra’anana, Israel

2006 – Hasadna L’omanut, Yavne, Israel

2006 – Horace Richter, Jaffa