Center for Architecture Sarasota: The Home Studios of Syd and Ann Solomon: Lifestyles of the Creative Class

  • 18 Jan 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Center for Architecture, 265 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL

The Home Studios of Syd and Ann Solomon:

Lifestyles of the Creative Class

A presentation by artist Mike Solomon exploring the role architecture and design played in the creativity and lifestyle of his parents: Artist Syd Solomon (1917-2004) and cultural aficionado Annie Solomon who at 99, is still a force in the art world.

The lecture will build on how the confluence of ideas shared just after WWII between Syd Solomon and the early architects who came to form the Sarasota School of Architecture, eventually led to the design of the stunning Gene Leedy house, on Midnight Pass in 1970.  Solomon's WWII service designing aerial camouflage gave him a keen understanding for the site-specific designs of southern architecture in the era before air-conditioning. Integrating those shared concepts he utilized them in the augmentation and designs of his working environments.

Syd and Annie Solomon created a lifestyle through these environments which both inspired the act of painting while also drawing the interest of friends and colleagues, many of whom where cultural giants, to Sarasota and the Southwest coast.  Among them were: John Chamberlain, James Rosenquist, Jimmy and Dallas Ernst, Conrad and Anita Marca-Relli, James Brooks and Charlotte Park, Larry Rivers, Betty Friedan and many others. 

The pictorial survey of more than five homes and studios in Sarasota and Long Island will be a tour through the art, architecture and social histories of the art communities of Sarasota and the Hamptons.

Members $15

Non-members $20


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