Meir Salomon was born in 1947 in Jerusalem and studied art between 1968 and 1970 in Tel-Aviv at Avni Studio, one of the most important art schools in Israel, which was established in 1936 by a group of Jewish artists; the most important of whom was Aharon Avni. The school includes a large gallery space where students exhibit their works.
After two years Salomon decided to move to the Netherlands to give his artistic training international scope and in Amsterdam he studied Visual Art at Rietveld Academy for five years between 1970 and 1975. This period of study was very important in the creation of his style and allowed him to became a member of the Dutch Union of Visual Artists (BBK), between 1975-1980. The BBK was founded in 1945 by Dutch artists during World War II and prides itself in always pursuing a progressive art politic; becoming a member of this association acknowledges an artist's professional and artistic standing.
In the following years Salomon participated in several international artistic Dutch enterprises in Israel, Holland, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, France and the UK. In all these countries he absorbed the perfume of the traditions but reinterpreting their influences in a modern idiom.
Salomon was awarded two first prizes at the Biennale Chianciano in Italy, a very prestigious and international museum exhibition, which has contributed to elevate him in the public eye.
Image on the left: Salomon's photo
Image on the right: Red - oil painting by Meir Salomon