Solomon Alexander Hart
(1806 - 1881)
Solomon Alexander Hart was active/lived in England. Solomon Hart is known for Jewish themed painting and engraving.
Biography Solomon Alexander Hart
Following is an obituary of Solomon Hart, submitted by Gerald Rothman. The source is the July 11, 1881 issue of Hareetz newspaper, a major Israeli publication.
On June 11, 1881, the painter Solomon Alexander Hart, 19th-century Britain’s most successful Jewish painter, died, at the age of 75. Hart was the first Jewish artist to be accepted into the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts, and his paintings and engravings continue to be displayed at leading galleries in Britain and elsewhere to this day.
Solomon Hart was born in Plymouth, England, in April 1806. His father, Samuel Hart, was an engraver and a Hebrew teacher. His mother died when Solomon was young, and his father remarried.
Solomon briefly attended s
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