The artist Joseph Solman
Born 1909, Vitebsk, Russia
Died Apr 16 2008 New York City, USA.
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"I have long discovered for myself that what we call the subject," he has written, "yields more pattern, more poetry, more drama, greater abstract design and tension than any shapes we may invent."
Solman’s cityscapes combine realism with cubist-surrealist overtones in small, beautifully direct gouaches of signs, store windows and cavernous sidewalk cellars painted on the spot. ..
What was "The Ten?" Was it a movement, or just a bunch of friends?