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Lithograph on paper, framed. Entitled, "On Watch" featuring a gyrafalcon. Signed by Morten E. Solberg (born 1935, American) on the lower left corner and numbered 183/950. Biography of the artist, background of the painting, and gallery labe affixed to verso. 17 x 33 in (43.2 x 83.8 cm). Frame: 25.5 x 42 in (64.8 x 106.7 cm). Morten E. Solberg (born 1935, American) is acknowledged as a Master Artist. He is versatile in all mediums. He paints in oil, acrylic and watercolor and his techniques range from photo-realism to total abstraction. Mort has spent over 50 Years of pursuing his. Before moving West in 1968, Mort attended The Cleveland Institute Of Art nights, studying painting and design. He shed his commercial ties and concentrated on fine art and has been painting full time since 1970. After moving to Southern California’s Orange County in 1968, 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, as a lifetime Master member. and a signature member the American Society Of Marine Artists , Articles and His paintings have graced the covers of American Artist, Wildlife Art News, Art West, Watercolor, Sports Afield, Sporting Classic, Wildlife Art Journal, Southwest Art and Orange County Illustrated. In 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. Just recently Mort took a “Medal Of Excellence” in the Art For Conservation International Exhibition in Canada. His work is included in many books about art. Culture holds a special allure for Mort, perhaps because his great great grandmother was Native American. Norwegian whalers & explorers are among his ancestors. Wildlife, romantic women with parasols, flowers, fisherman, sporting and nature have provided him with endless design opportunities. Mort and his wife, Terri, have three adult daughters: Brandalyn, Monet and Tauna. Mort has three adult sons. Mort Jr., Eric, and Scott. Mort and Terri and Tauna their youngest daughter moved to Bluffton, SC in December of 2015 . Mort’s interests are many and varied and they are often reflected in his art. PROVENANCE: Eglinton Square Gallery. Thence by descent.

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Circle of [Artist Name] : A work of the period of the artist showing his influence, closely associated with the artist but not necessarily his pupil.

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American, 19th century : This work was executed by an unknown hand, and can only be identified by origin (i.e., region, period).

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Morten E. Solberg American Signed Litho 183/950

Estimate $200 - $400Dec 05, 2019
Starting Bid $80