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For our friends and family in California, Dominican University of California will host an exhibition of drawings and memorabilia by William A. Smith, curated by his daughter, Kim Smith, and produced during his time as an OSS operative in WWII China. The exhibition, free to the public, includes a few of Smith’s propaganda illustrations which [...]
Ben’s sketchbook provides a window into his New York Studio where the Casco Bay Screen served both practical and aesthetic needs. A large portrait, presumably of Rae leans against the screen in the corner of the room. It covers a door, whose transom is open.
The trip that launched both the Solowey marriage and this exhibition was the Soloweys’ summer-long “honeymoon” to Casco Bay, Maine. it surely was a heady time for the couple and it inspired Ben. In our new exhibition there are three views of the same rocky promontory in Casco Bay. The photograph is Ben’s own contact [...]
One question we get from time to time is this: Was Ben Solowey related to the owners of the famous Solowey’s restaurant located across from Penn Station in New York City? The answer is: No. Ben did have three brothers and a sister, but none were in the restaurant business in New York or anywhere [...]
Recently on Ebay, a copy of a December 1937 Liberty magazine was offered for sale. We received a number of calls and emails about it, as the cover features a full color reproduction of an oil portrait of President Franklin D. Roosevelt by Ben. As far it is known, this is the only magazine cover [...]