The Studio of Ben Solowey announces a new exhibition, Homage: Ben Solowey’s Art Inspired by His Influences, featuring paintings and drawings by Ben Solowey that examine the impact of a wide range of artists including Cezanne, Watteau, Sargent, Ingres. and Renoir on Solowey’s work and how their work influenced Solowey’s art. “Although an internationally known artist in his own right, Ben Solowey never stopped studying past masters. In this exhibition, visitors have a chance to see what Ben saw and witness how he assimilated those styles and approaches into his own work,” says David Leopold, Director of the Solowey Studio. “You will see Ben Solowey as you have never seen him before.” Homage: Ben Solowey’s Art Inspired by His Influences will open to the public on Saturday May 21st at the Solowey Studio in Bedminster, PA with a reception from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will continue Saturdays and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., through June 5th and then by appointment through August.
Homage: Ben Solowey’s Art Inspired by His Influences features the wide range of media that Ben Solowey mastered over his sixty-year career including oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints. “Ben studied the Masters and all forms of art throughout his entire career. His artistic DNA was a unique strand of classical and modern art, and he was keenly aware of not only art history, but the art of his time,” says Leopold. “We will utilize both Ben’s original artwork and reproductions pulled directly for his library and/or “morgue,” his personal collection of articles and reproductions that he kept for study. We have several wonderful works in the show that we have never exhibited before.”
Visiting Homage: Ben Solowey’s Art Inspired by His
Influences, “there is the thrill of seeing these masterpieces where they were created, in Solowey’s spacious studio,” exclaims Leopold, “which maintains the atmosphere of the artist at work.” The inviting studio, and the beautiful property it sits on, were created and landscaped by Solowey after he left New York in 1942. The Studio has been featured in Architectural Digest, Pennsylvania Heritage, Philadelphia Magazine, The Discerning Traveler, and Bucks County Town and Country Living.
“In honor of our opening on May 21st, we will continue our tradition of serving homemade refreshments in the Solowey home, “ explains Leopold. “The two hundred-year old farmhouse was restored by Ben and is filled with museum quality furniture handcrafted by him. This will be the only time we open the house this year, so this truly is a special event.”
Regular admission to Homage: Ben Solowey’s Art Inspired by His Influences is $5. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. through June 5th, and by appointment through August. The Studio of Ben Solowey is located at 3551 Olde Bedminster Road in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. For more information on Homage: Ben Solowey’s Art Inspired by His Influences or directions, contact The Studio of Ben Solowey at 215-795-0228, or visit The Letter for more stories on the art in the exhibition.