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    MORT SOLBERG (American, b. 1935)
    Home From the Ice
    Watercolor and acrylic on board
    5 x 19 inches (12.7 x 48.3 cm) (window)
    Signed lower right: Morten E. Solberg

    Morten E. Solberg is a versatile artist in all mediums and his techniques range from photo-realism to total abstraction. There was never a time that he can remember wanting to be anything other than an artist. Years of pursuing his craft via design studios and commercial art brought Mort to the West. While living in Southern California's Orange County, he steadfastly established himself in the art world with memberships in the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society ( First Vice President ), the Society of Animal Artists, Wildlife Artists of the World and Knickerbocker Artists. He is a lifetime Master artist in the Society Of Master Impressionists, and a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists. Mort Attended The Cleveland Institute Of Art while in Cleveland. After moving to California in 1968, he shed his commercial ties and concentrated on fine art and has been painting full time since 1971.

    Since his transition, his paintings have graced the covers of numerous magazines, and has been featured in American Artist, Wildlife Art News, Art West, Watercolor , Sports Afield, Sporting Classic, Southwest Art and Orange County Illustrated. In 1986, American Artist chose Mort as their "Artist of the Year". His accomplishments have earned him listings in Who's Who International Biographies, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Art, and Who's Who in the West. In 1993, Mort was elected to U. S. Art Magazines "Artist Hall of Fame". In 2001 Wildlife Art Magazine established Mort as a "Master Artist". Mort received the Gold Medal and $25,000 from The Arts For The Parks competition, has been recognized as a "Master Artist" in the Society Of Animal Artists 2002, and has won the Robert Kuhn Award from the National Wildlife Art Museum. His work is represented in many collections including the Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, National Academy of Design, The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum Of Art, The Dunnegan Museum Of Art, The National World Museum Of Environmental Art, American Artist Magazine, Wildlife Art Magazine and many private and public collections.

    On October 02, 2009 Mort became the second recipient of the prestigious Robert Kuhn Award at the recent National Museum of Wildlife Art's Western Visions Exhibition in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The award was created in 2008 in memory of Bob Kuhn, a legendary wildlife artist known as "the Dean of Wildlife Artists." Solberg was honored for his "Who's the Boss" acrylic on canvas painting of an angry badger. Solberg also won a 2009 Award of Excellence from the Society of Animal Artists for his watercolor/acrylic "Visit to the Fox Den." The piece started simply as a painting demonstration, Solberg said, but "began to tell a story" as he worked, until it evolved into a visual tale of a "lady of the lake" protectively watching over foxes as men with lanterns approached. The awards are the latest in a long list of honors for Solberg, who has been painting for more than 40 years.

    Condition Report*: Very good condition.  Framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 16 X 29 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    5th Saturday
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