Morten Solberg

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Morten Solberg

Morten E. Solberg was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1935.   The artist attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. Solberg has been member of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, the Society Of Animal Artists – Master Artist, Knickerbocker Artists, Artist Guild of The San Diego Museum of Art, Board Member, Susan K. Black Foundation and the Society Of Master Impressionists Lifetime Master Member.

Among the many awards an honours the artists have received are the  National Museum Of Wildlife Art, Robert Kuhn Award 2009, 3 Awards from the American Watercolor Society, 1st Prize from the National Watercolor Society, six times Award recipient from the Society Of Animal Artists,  established as a “Master Artist” 2008 the Society Of Animal Artists, National Academy Of Design, U.S. Art Magazine Elected into the “Hall Of Fame”, California Bicentennial,  named a “Master Artist” by Wildlife Art Magazine, “Arts For The Parks” Grand Prize and Gold Medal in  2005 and Lifetime Master Membership in Society Of Master Impressionists 2007.

Over 110 Limited Editions of his works have been published. Morten Solberg’s art has appeared in six books including Caverns Of The Wild – 1999 Wildlife Art – 60 Contemporary Masters and Their Work – 2001.

His works can be found in several exhibits such Wildlife Experience Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum Of Art, Smithsonian, National Academy Of Design For The National Art Gallery, The Natural World Museum Of Environmental Art, The White House, American Artists Magazine, Colours Of South Africa Commission, National Park Academy Of The Arts and Marriott Corporation among others.

MORTEN SOLBERG ARTIST CREDENTIALS

EDUCATION: Cleveland Institute of Art

RESIDES: Florida, USA

ASSOCIATIONS:
National Watercolor Society 1970
American Watercolor Society 1976
Society Of Animal Artists 1979 – Master Artist
Knickerbocker Artists 1993
Artist Guild of The San Diego Museum of Art 2001
Board Member, Susan K. Black Foundation 2005
Society Of Master Impressionists Lifetime Master Member 2007

LISTED
Who’s Who Of International Biographies
Who’s Who In America
Who’s Who In American Art
Who’s Who In The West

MAYOR AWARDS
National Museum Of Wildlife Art
Robert Kuhn Award 2009
American Watercolor Society (3)
National Watercolor Society (1st Prize)
Society Of Animal Artists (6)
Society Of Animal Artists Established as a “Master Artist” 2008
National Academy Of Design (Purchase Award)
For The National Art Gallery
Watercolor West
U.S. Art Magazine Elected into the “Hall Of Fame”
California Bicentennial Purchase Award
Named a “Master Artist” by Wildlife Art Magazine
“Arts For The Parks” $25,000 Grand Prize and Gold Medal 2005
Lifetime Master Membership in Society Of Master Impressionists 2007

ARTICLES OR COVERS
Southwest Art – May 1976
American Artist – October 1976
Art West – January 1984
Sports Afield – November 1985
American Artist – November 1986
Wildlife Art – May / June 1987 (Cover)
Sporting Classic – November / December 1987
Watercolor – Fall 1990 (Cover)
The Conservationist – January / February 1991
Informart – January / February 1992
Sporting Classic – September / October 1992
Southwest Art – October 1992
Wildlife Art – November / December 1992
U.S. Art – Hall Of Fame – July / August 1993
Informart – November / December 1993
Informart – November / December 1994
Informart – Fall 1998
Gray’s Sporting Journal – October 1999 (Cover)
Wildlife Art – May / June 2001 Named “Master Artist”
Southwest Art – June 2001
Wildlife Art Magazine – May/June 2004 (Cover)
Wildlife Art Magazine – Jan/Feb 2007
Wildlife Art Journal – Summer 2010

BOOKS
Contemporary Western Artists – Peggy & Harold Samuels – 1982
Exploring Color – Nita Leland – 1991
On Wings Of Eagles – Col Springer – 1994
More Wildlife Painting – Susan Rayfield – 1996
Natural Habitat – Spanierman Gallery – 1998
Caverns Of The Wild – 1999
Wildlife Art – 60 Contemporary Masters and Their Work
(by Joan Muyskens Pursley – 2001)

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Wildlife Experience Museum
Cleveland Museum of Art
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum Of Art
Smithsonian (Photographs of the artist’s paintings)
National Academy Of Design For The National Art Gallery
The Natural World Museum Of Environmental Art
Dunnegan Museum Of Art
Bennington Center For The Arts
Ella Sharp Museum Of Art & History
The Irvine Corporation Commission
The White House
Hunt Wesson foods
American Greetings Corporation
Wildlife Art Magazine
American Artists Magazine
Home Savings And Loan
Colours Of South Africa Commission
National Park Academy Of The Arts
Marriott Corporation
Mammoth Moving Corpporation
Private Collections & Commissions

PUBLISHED
Over 110 Limited Edition Prints Since 1978