David Solomon: 50 Years an Artist

Book by Gaylen Solomon Corbett

This very special book chronicles the career of esteemed watercolorist David Solomon from his early beginnings in East L.A., to his discovery of Laguna Beach in the early 1970’s, and through to the present day. Filled with images of his exceptional artwork, photos from travels around the world, and entertaining stories from Solomon and other Laguna painters including Michael Hallinan, and the late Patrick Tobin and Michael Logan. It also provides insight into the local plein air scene before it became mainstream in the 1990’s. Solomon’s story will inspire artists, art collectors and historians alike.

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Read excerpts:

Chapter 1: A Window of Opportunity

Chapter 2: Born in East L.A.

Chapter 3: The Army Exhibit Unit

Chapter 4: Finding Laguna

Chapter 5: Painting on Location

Chapter 6: 1976-1979

Chapter 7: Back Roads

Chapter 8: Solomon-Logan Studio Gallery

Chapter 9: The Bonn Drive Studio

Chapter 10: Too Close to the Sun

Chapter 11: The 1980’s and Beyond

Chapter 12: Solomon’s Laguna

Chapter 13: Have Paintbrush, Will Travel

Chapter 14: 50 Years and Counting

Achievements & Exhibitions

Works Cited

Author’s Backstory