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
2013 – “Like Animals”, Zaritsky Artists House, Israel
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
1991 – Jacques Soussana” Gallery, Jerusalem
1992 – Municipal Museum, Be’er-Sheba, Israel
1993 – Two Arcs Gallery, Madrid
1994 – Graphics Gallery, Marseille
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
2006 – Hasadna L’omanut, Yavne, Israel
2006 – Horace Richter, Jaffa