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SALOMAN, GESKEL:

Painter; born of German parents April 1, 1821, at Tondern, Sleswick; died July 5, 1902, at Stockholm. Soon after his birth his parents removed to Copenhagen, where Saloman received his education and attended the art school. While a student he painted, among other works, "A Game of I'Hombre," 1845; "The First Violin Lesson," 1846; and several portraits. For one of these, a portrait of the poet Overskov, he received in 1848 the Neuhauser prize of 400 Danish dollars. In 1849 appeared his "Writing Instructions." After a stay in Paris, where he painted "News from the Crimean War," he settled in Göteborg, Sweden. From 1860 to 1863 he lived in Algiers, where he painted "The Chicken Sacrifice." In 1870 he removed to Stockholm, where he lived until hisdeath, often making trips abroad. In 1872 he became professor at the Stockholm Art Academy.

Besides the above-mentioned pictures, the following deserve notice: "The First-Born," Göteborg, 1852; "The Weaver Woman," ib. 1856; "The Emigrants," ib. 1858; "The Home-Coming of the Victor," Stockholm, 1881; "Gustavus Vasa and the Dalecarlians," ib. 1886; "The Blessing of the Sabbath Lights," ib. 1900.

Saloman was not only a celebrated painter, but also a well-known archeologist. As such he wrote: "Die Statue der Venus von Milo," "Die Statue des Belveder'schen und Vatikanischen Apollo," and other works. He was throughout his life a pious Jew.

Bibliography:
  • A. Kohut, in Ost und West, April, 1903, p.246.
S. F. T. H.
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