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Morten SolbergMorten E. Solberg   SAA, AFC, AWS, NWS, SMI, ASMA, FWS Morten Solberg
Wildlife, Landscape, Figure, Floral, Native Indian, Hunting, Fly Fishi
 
Morten E. Solberg paints in all mediums. He paints in Oil, Acrylic, and Specializes in Watercolor. 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 firmly 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. Mort is a lifetime Master artists 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 mobving to California in 1968, He shed his commercial ties and concentrated on fine art and has been painting full time since 1971.

Awards and inclusions in prestigious collections followed. His paintings have graced the covers of numerous magazines, and he has been featured in American Artist, Wildlife Art News, Art West, Watercolor , Sports Afield, Sporting Classic, Southwest Art and Orange County Illustrated. Iin 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, Mort's work has been published as limited edition prints since 1978. Mort has been recognised as a "Master Artist" in the Society Of Animal Artists 2002 and has won the Robert Kuhn Award from the National Wildlife Art Museum. 2011 Art for Conservation "Medal of Excellence"

Mort's interests are many and varied, and they are often reflected in his art. American Indian history and culture hold a special allure for Mort, perhaps because he has an Mohawk Chief's daughter, Norwegian whalers & explorers among his great grandparents. Wildlife, romantic women with parasols, flowers, fisherman, cowboys, and American Indians have provided him with endless colors and shapes with which to design. Mort's work has taken top awards in many of the exhibitions he has entered including the Society of Animal Artists, the American Watercolor Society, and the National Watercolor Society.

Mort's 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.

Mort and his wife, Terri, have three daughters: Brandalyn, Monet and Tauna, who are accomplished students and athletes. Mort has three adult sons: Mort Jr., who upon leaving the Navy Submarine service, chose to work and reside in North Carolina driving 18 wheelers; Eric, a graduate of Miami Of Ohio, is an Art Director for a magazine publisher in Ohio; and Scott, a graduate of UCLA in California, is an Art Director in a Senior Graphic designer living in the state of Washington. Tauna is an art student. Monet is a graduate of San Diego State University, with a BA in Psychology and is working towards her Masters. Brandalyn is a University of California at Santa Barbara graduate and credentialed elementary school teacher now working with handicapped adults and is also studying sign language. Mort and Terri and their daughter Tauna reside in Spring Hill Florida 40 miles North of Tampa.



MORTEN E. SOLBERG
Born
November 8, 1935
Cleveland, Ohio

EDUCATION
West Technical High School, Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Institute Of Art

WIFE
Theresa Lee Lynch

CHILDREN
Morten Edward Jr.
Eric Edward Collander
Scott Christopher
Brandalyn Michelle
Monet Lorraine
Tauna Elizabeth

MEMBERSHIP
National Watercolor Society 1970
American Watercolor Society 1976
Society Of Animal Artists (Master Artists)1979
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
American Society Of Marine Artists
Society of Acrylic & Casein
Florida Watercolor Society

LISTED
Who's Who Of International Biogrphies
Who's Who In America
Who's Who In American Art
Who's Who In The West

MAJOR AWARDS
American Watercolor Society (3)
National Watercolor Society ( Ist Prize )
Society Of Animal Artists ( 6 )
National Academy Of Design ( Purchase Award )
For The National Art Gallery 1976
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
Awarded Lifetime Master Membership in Society Of Master Impressionists
Named "Master Artist" Society of Animal Artists 2008
"Robert Kuhn" Award National Museum Of Wildlife Art 2009
Art for Conservation "Medal of Excellence" 2011
Lifetime Achievement Award SKB Foundation 2015

ARTICLE 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 – January – February 2007
Wildlife Art Journal - Summer 2010
Western Art Collector July 2013
Decor Magazine (Norway) August & September 2013
Cover of Artists For Conservation Exhibition Book 2015

BOOKS
Contemporary Western Artists – Peggy &
Harold Samuels - 1982
Exploring Color - Nita Leland - 1991
Taverns Of The Wild South Africa 1993
On Wings Of Eagles - Col Springer - 1994
More Wildlife Painting - Susan Rayfield - 1996
Natural Habitat - Spanierman Gallery – 1998
Wildlife Art- 60 Contemporary Masters and Their Work
(by Joan Muyskens Pursley- 2001)
Cover of Artists For Conservation Exhibition Book 2015

COLLECTIONS
Cleveland Museum of Art
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum Of Art
Smithsonian ( Photographs of my 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
Wildlife Experience Museum
Private Collections & Commissions

GALLERIES
Astoria Fine Arts • Jackson, WY
RS Hanna Gallery • Fredricksburg, TX
Christopher Queen Gallery • Duncans Mills, CA

PUBLISHED
Limited Edition Prints Since 1978

HAS LIVED
Ohio---32 years
California---38 years
Florida---9 and counting

WEB SITE
www.mortenesolberg.com

FACEBOOK
Morten E. Solberg
Morten E. Solberg Artist Fan Page

 
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Special Achievements:
  • 2005 - 
    http://www.artsfortheparks.com

     
  • Major Awards from Art Organizations
    American Watercolor Society (3)
    National Watercolor Society (2)
    Society Of Animal Artists (6 Medals) Master Artist
    National Academy Of Design ( Purchase Award )
    For The National Art Gallery
    U.S.Art Magazine Elected into the “Hall Of Fame”
    California Bicentennial Purchase Award
    Named a “Master Artist” by Wildlife Art Magazine

     
Collections:
  • Many Public and Private Collections
    Smithsonian ( Photographs of my paintings )
    Cleveland Museum of Art
    Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum Of Art
    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
    The Irvine Corporation Commission
    The White House
    Hunt Wesson foods
    American Greetings Corporation
    Wildlife Art Magazine
    American Artists Magazine Commission
    Home Savings And Loan
    Colours Of South Africa Commission
    Private Collections & Commissions
     
Publications:
  • Numerous Articles 
     - 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

     
  • Books 
     - Exploring Color - Nita Leland - 1991
    On Wings Of Eagles - Col Springer - 1994
    More Wildlife Painting - Susan Rayfield - 1996
    Natural Habitat - Spanierman Gallery - 1998
    Wildlife Art- 60 Contemporary Masters and Their Work
    (by Joan Muyskens pursley- 2001)


     
  • Limited Edition Prints 
    Artist  - Published Over 106 Limited Edition Prints Since 1978


    Published by: Toh-Atin Publishing • Durango, CO
     
Organization Membership:
  • 2015 - Florida Watercolor Society
    FWS
     
  • 2005 - Susan K. Black Foundation
    http://www.SKBfoundation.com
    Member of the Board of Directors
     
  • 2001 - Artist Guild of The San Diego Museum of Art

     
  • 1993 - Knickerbocker Artists


     
  • 1979 - Society Of Animal Artists


     
  • 1976 - American Watercolor Society

     
  • 1970 - National Watercolor Society


     

 

 
 
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