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Portrait of John Begg Sr. Oil | Joseph Solman
Portrait of John Begg Sr. Oil | Joseph Solman
Portrait of John Begg Sr. Oil | Joseph Solman
Portrait of John Begg Sr. Oil | Joseph Solman
Portrait of John Begg Sr. Oil | Joseph Solman
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Portrait of John Begg Sr.

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Joseph Solman

Joseph Solman

$14,000

American (1909–2008)

  • Date: circa 1960
  • Oil on Canvas, initialed upper right
  • Size: 24 x 18 in. (60.96 x 45.72 cm)
  • Frame Size: 30 x 24 inches

$14,000

Framed

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about Portrait of John Begg Sr.

In the mid-1960s Joseph Solman (American, 1909 - 2008) was commissioned to create portraits of the Begg family.

This is a portrait of John Begg Sr., the patriarch of the mid-century nuclear family. While all the portraits are stylistically the same, each bears its own color palette, John Sr.’s painting is the brightest of all with a yellow background and his light suit. John Begg Sr. was an artist and graphic designer who worked in the New York City area in the 1950s.

Portrait of John Begg Sr. Oil | Joseph Solman
Portrait of John Begg Sr. Oil | Joseph Solman
Portrait of John Begg Sr. Oil | Joseph Solman
Portrait of John Begg Sr. Oil | Joseph Solman
Portrait of John Begg Sr. Oil | Joseph Solman
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About The Artist: Joseph Solman

Joseph Solman (January 25, 1909 – April 16, 2008) was a Jewish American painter, a founder of The Ten, a group of New York City Expressionist painters in the 1930s. His best known works include his "Subway Gouaches" depicting travellers on the New York subways. Born in Vitebsk, Belarus, he was brought to America from Belarus as a child in 1912, Solman was a prodigious draftsman and knew, in his earliest teens, that he would be an artist....

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About The Medium: Oil

Process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil.

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Portrait of John Begg Sr.

Joseph Solman

circa 1960

Framed

Portrait of John Begg Sr.

Joseph Solman

circa 1960

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