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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

2018
"Woodland Song" selected as one of the Editor's Choice paintings for the 47th Anniversary Issue of Southwest Art Magazine, May 2018

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 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

Press and Publications

American Legacy Fine Arts presents Tim Solliday in Southwest Art Magazine July 2017 Issue.

Tim Solliday Featured in Southwest Art July 2017

The first time Tim SoIliday walked into the Los Angeles home and studio of the artist who would become his most important teacher, it felt like stepping into a movie …

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American Legacy Fine Arts presents Tim Solliday featured in Art of the West Magazine.
Peter Adams & Tim Solliday Continuing a Legacy

Peter Adams and Tim Solliday: Continuing the Legacy at Palos Verdes Art Center featured in American Art Collector Magazine January 2016

Hungarian American artist Theodore N. Lukits (1897-1992) is noted for his California impressionist landscapes and his figurative artwork. He also was a teacher who specialized in a classic approach to …

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Amercian Legacy Fine Arts presents ALFA artists Peter Adams, Tony Peters, Tim Solliday and Alexey Steele in American Art Collector Magazine October 2015 Issue.
American Art Collector April 2015, Issue 114

American Art Collector, April 2015, Peter Adams and Tim Solliday

The California Art Club’s 104th annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition displays top-quality works from California and beyond. Before Elaine Adams became executive director of the California Art Club in 1993, …

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