Joseph Solman: Overlooked Paintings at Mercury Gallery in Rockport


Joseph Solman (1909-2008) was a seminal figure in the modernist art movement that flourished in 20th century Manhattan. He drew critical praise for his expressionist paintings of people, street scenes, subway drawings, and work done while summering on Cape Ann.
A little known but remarkable part of the Solman repertoire includes many drawings and paintings of everyday people he admired or simply found interesting. The painting of Ruth Wintner enjoying her summer reading is one of our favorites.