Morten E. Solberg

South Carolina

Mort Solberg(1935 - 2022)
Acknowledged Master Artist Morten E. Solberg spent over 50 years pursuing his art.  Versatile in all mediums, he painted in oil, acrylic and watercolor;  his techniques ranged from photo-realism to total abstraction.

A student of painting and design at The Cleveland Institute of Art, he shed commercial ties in 1970 and concentrated on fine art;  he painted full time until his passing in 2022.  With his 1968 move to Southern California’s Orange County, he firmly established himself in the art world with memberships in the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Society of Animal Artists, Wildlife Artists of the World, Knickerbocker Artists and the Society of Master Impressionists.  He was a lifetime Master member of the American Society of Marine Artists, The National Society of Oil & Acrylic painters and the Bennington Collective, and was a Founding Signature member of The American Impressionists Society.

Solberg's paintings graced the covers of numerous magazines, and he was featured in American Artist, Wildlife Art News, Art West, Watercolor, Sports Afield, Sporting Classic, Wildlife Art Journal and Southwest Art.  Honors included “Artist of the Year” (American Artist,1986),  election to the "Artist Hall of Fame" (U.S. Art Magazine, 1993), and recognition as "Master Artist" (Wildlife Magazine, 2001).

Mort’s work took top awards in numerous exhibitions, including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists.  He was awarded Grand Prize and the Gold Medal at Arts for The Parks.  Most recently, he earned the "Medal of Excellence" at the Art For Conservation International Exhibition in Canada.

His work is represented in many collections, including the Smithsonian Institution (photos), National Academy of Design, The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of ArtThe National World Museum of Environmental Art, and American Artist Magazine.

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