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2017 marks two special anniversaries for The Studio of Ben Solowey. 75 years ago, Ben and Rae Solowey moved permanently to Bucks County. 25 years ago, we began to present regular interpretive exhibitions at the Solowey studio of Ben’s work, his contemporaries, and occasionally a contemporary artist. Our plan is to celebrate both anniversaries this […]

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I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer. The weather has cooperated, and here on the farm it has been as lush as ever. The response to my new book on Al Hirschfeld and its companion exhibition, as well as for my Grateful Dead exhibition in Chicago has been very gratifying. I am always delighted […]

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Prelude to a Masterpiece

In 1955 Ben Solowey embarked on Figure Composition, a painting that would become a favorite of the Soloweys, critics and collectors. Ben drew a full size charcoal study before starting his oil. It was not unusual for Ben to make preparatory studies before painting in oils, especially for larger works such as this painting. It was rare […]

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The influence of Gilbert and Sullivan can be seen and heard all around us. Musicians and lyricists alike were influenced by the duo, including songwriters and composers from Irving Berlin to Andrew Lloyd Weber. Gilbert’s lyrics set the stage for the American musical to be born, with songs directly referencing the plot and addressing both […]

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We have some good news and some bad news about our next show at the Studio of Ben Solowey. Let me start with the bad news. For only the second time in 23 years, we will not be opening a new show at the Studio in June. Unfortunately my work as a curator for museums […]

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June 1 – 16, 2013 Saturdays and Sundays 1 to 5 pm and by appointment through August Opening reception Saturday, June 1st, 1 to 5 pm BEDMINSTER, PA — The Studio of Ben Solowey announces a new exhibition, Bathers by Ben Solowey, featuring paintings, drawings, and sculptures of bathers from over a half century of the […]

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Landscape with Red Barn

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Artist Simon Mauer tells of his unique Ben Solowey experience: My wife Susan and I have had many pleasant and enriching visits to the studio of Ben Solowey, and as artists we particularly appreciate Ben’s skill in so many media. His work always has genuine beauty and often a poetic quality which charms the beholder.  […]

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New Show this June

The Studio of Ben Solowey announces a new exhibition, TWENTY YEARS SO FAR: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Exhibitions at the Studio of Ben Solowey, featuring the “greatest hits” selected from thirty-six popular shows presented by The Studio of Ben Solowey. “We often hear from people who have only recently discovered the Solowey Studio, that they […]

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