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Biography

California landscape and figure painter Tim Solliday was born in 1952. At an early age Solliday was inspired by his artist-father to begin painting. In the late 1980s he studied with early California Impressionist, Theodore N. Lukits (1897-1992) at the Lukits Academy of Fine Art. There, Solliday honed his exceptional skills and solidified his goal of capturing beauty on canvas in the plein-air style. Solliday’s style of painting is reminiscent of Taos Society of Artists painters William Herbert Dunton and Ernest Martin Hennings. Through his plein-air work in the pastel medium and large canvasses, he has played an important role in the revival of landscape painting in Southern California.

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions: The Carnegie Art Museum and the Maynard Dixon County Exhibition; Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Exhibition, Los Angeles, California; exhibitions at Frederick R. Weismann Art Museum, Malibu, California and Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California; the Masters of the American West Exhibition held annually at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, California, California Art Club Gold Medal exhibitions held annually at various locations around Los Angeles, California, Two-Man Show at Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, California, as well as Prix de West at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Exhibition in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Solo Exhibitions: Numerous one-man shows in major galleries throughout the country including a solo exhibition at the Athenaeum Club at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California hosted by the Fine Arts Club of Pasadena

Press and Publications

Magazines: Art of the West, Southwest Art, International Artist and American Artist, Art & Antiques
Books: California Light, A Century of Landscapes: Paintings of the California Art Club by Jean Stern and Molly Siple, Published by Skira Rizzoli, New York, 2011

Professional Affiliations

Honorary Member, Laguna Art Association; Signature Member, California Art; Member, Pastel Society of America; Member, Cowboy Artist of America (CAA)

Selected Achievements

2013
First place from the Pastel Society of Denver.

2001
Great American Artworks Award of American Artist Magazine at the Pastel Society of America's exhibition held in New York City

2001
Second Place Laguna Beach Plein-air Invitational

2000
Third Place Place Laguna Beach Plein-air Invitational

1995
First Place for Floral/ Still Life California Art Club’s 86th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition Held at the Los Angeles Arboretum, Ayres Hall, Arcadia, California

1993
First Place in the landscape category Oil Painters of America competition

Commissions

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