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Aberystwyth University
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Display artist/maker:

Simeon Solomon

Born: 1840, UK, England, London   Died: 1905, London

Painter. Brother of Abraham Solomon (1823-1863) and Rebecca Solomon (1832-1886). Studied at F.S. Cary's Academy, 1852-56, and the Royal Academy Schools. Influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, he produced detailed paintings of Jewish life as well as religious and mythological subjects. He also made designs for William Morris's business in 1863 and produced a few etchings. He travelled to Italy three times between 1866 and 1870. Arrested for public indecency in 1873 - he was an open homosexual - where after his career collapsed resulting in alcoholism and an eventual dependency on the St Giles Workhouse in Holborn

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

The Haunted House PR3319 Prints

Jews in England PL4189 Prints1860s

Jews in England PL4190 Prints1860s

The Veiled bride PL4188 Prints1860s

Love Dreaming by the Sea WD384 WaterColourOrDrawings

Noon WD386 WaterColourOrDrawings

Roman Youth WD385 WaterColourOrDrawings