Syd Solomon, Sun Watch, 1963, oil on canvas, 20" x 41"  
Estate of Syd Solomon, Berry Campbell Gallery, NY; Museum of Art - DeLand (April 29 - July 10, 2016)
Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed

The cryptic and colorful artworks of abstract expressionist Syd Solomon (1917 – 2004) will open at the Museum of Art – DeLand this Friday, April 29, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the new exhibition Syd Solomon: Concealed & Revealed. It will open in the downtown galleries at 100 N. Woodland Boulevard. – more than 62 years since the artist’s works first exhibited in DeLand at Stetson University in Elizabeth Hall Galleries.

Together with the Estate of Syd Solomon, New York’s Berry Campbell Gallery is launching a tour of more than 30 works of the artist (completed between 1944 and 1992) in DeLand. The exhibit will then travel to Greenville County Museum of Art in South Carolina and other cities.
Solomon used techniques he developed as an aerial camouflage artist for the Army in WWII created to hide ground-based supplies from the air. Originally from Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Solomon moved to Sarasota, Florida, home to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, because he suffered frostbite during The Battle of the Bulge, and could no longer paint in cold climates. During the course of his career, Solomon received many awards and exhibited at more than 100 museums, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 

On June 24, Pam Coffman, the Museum’s Curator of Education, will present a lecture Syd Solomon: Camouflaged in Abstraction from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  RSVP Concealed & Revealed will be on view until July 10, 2016.
Following Solomon’s opening on the 29th of April, Museum visitors can tour all galleries at both Museum locations (100 N. & 600 N. Woodland Blvd.) for three days, for only $5, viewing artworks in the exhibitions Carole Feuerman: Body of Work; Frank Rampolla: The Figure and Jack Levine & Hyman Bloom: Against the Grain.  More information at
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