Some of Solberg’s originals and prints will be on display Friday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Weschler & Sons gallery at 909 E Street NW in Washington, D.C. The showing had been scheduled for Oct. 20. Auction items can be viewed at www.rasmus.com. Bidding will begin closing at 11 a.m. on Nov. 2.
Solberg turned to the unique online auction approach upon realizing that after several decades of painting he had more than 4,000 limited-edition prints in his personal collection. The artist decided that “the prints serve a much better purpose hanging on the walls of homes, offices and businesses than sitting in wooden crates in a climate controlled storage unit behind my house.” In the future, he said, he will be focusing on “my originals, commissions, museum acquisitions and creating my own Giclee prints.”
Mort Solberg has won a long-list of awards for his wildlife and nature paintings. Recently, he was named the second recipient of the Robert Kuhn Award, created in memory of the legendary wildlife artist. He also recently won an Award of Excellence from the Society of Animal Artists, which has designated Solberg as one of only 12 “Master” wildlife artists in the U.S. In 2007, he was awarded a lifetime Masters membership in The Society of Master Impressionists. In 2005, competing with thousands of artists, he won the coveted “Arts for the Parks” award for his spectacular painting “Morning Flight Olympic National Park.”.
Solberg is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society. His work is represented in many collections including the National Gallery of Art, National Academy of Design, Dunnigan Museum of Art and Wildlife Experience Museum. He is an Artist of Distinction at Abrakadoodle, an international franchisor of art classes for children ages two to twelve. ( www.abrakadoole.com )
More information about Mort Solberg and his works is available at www.mortenesolberg.com
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