"The Deer Hunt" East Texas

  • Biography

    Solomon Salomon (1869-1937)

    Solomon (Sally) Salomon
    Born:  1869 - Kiel, Prussia

    Died:   1937 - San Antonio, Texas
    San Antonio, Houston, Dallas. Painter
    Salomon was born in the port city of Keil, Prussia, and came to the United States in 1892 and to San Antonio in 1907.  San Antonio remained his residence, although he worked for periods in
    Houston (1910-1915, 1917-1920, 1926-28) and Dallas (1914).  Primarily a portrait painter who attracted numerous commissions, he reportedly worked from photographs.  Salomon painted almost until the time of his death of heart disease at his San Antonio home.  His cremated remains were transported to Chicago for interment.

    Exhibitions:  Galveston Cotton Carnival (1912).  A Survey of Naive Texas Artists, Witte Museum, San Antonio (1978 traveling exhibition). Texas Seen/Texas Made, San Antonio Museum of Art (1986).
    San Antonio Press Club (1962). Art for History's Sake: The Texas Collection of the Witte Museum, San Antonio (1993).

    Collections:  Daughters of the Republic of Texas Museum, Austin. Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, Driskell Hotel and Travis Countyr Courthouse, Austin/ Capitol Historical Artifact Collection, Austin (forty-nine portraits). Fort Duncan Museum, Eagle Pass.  Williamson County Courthouse, Georgetown.  U.S. Courthouse, Houston.  Hamilton Hotel, Laredo.  San Antonio Conservation Society.