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Camille Solon

 (1878 - 1960)
Camille Antoine Solon was active/lived in California.  Camille Solon is known for easel and mural painting, ceramics.

Camille Solon

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England on March 27, 1877, Camille Solon was the son of artist Louis Solon who created ceramic vases. The younger Solon studied under his father and in London at the Slade School and University College.

In 1914 he immigrated to California. With his brother, Albert, he developed a ceramic therapy program for tuberculosis patients at the Arequipa Sanatorium in Fairfax.

During the years 1925-40 he was a designer and art director for W. R. Hearst at San Simeon.

He then moved north to Mill Valley where he remained until his death on Jan. 8, 1960.

San Francisco Art Association
Golden Gate International Exhibition, 1940 (Murals)

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
SF Examiner, 1-10-1960 (obituary).

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About  Camille Solon

Born:  1878 - Stoke-on-Trent, England
Died:   1960 - San Rafael, California
Known for:  easel and mural painting, ceramics