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Joseph Solman first attracted attention in the 1930s. Together with Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, Ben-Zion, and Ilya Bolotowsky, he launched The Ten, an embattled group of modern painters opposed to the established grip on the art world by regional, domestic artists like Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood. In the years since, prominent museums such as the Whitney, the Duncan Phillips, the Joseph Hirshhorn, the Fogg Museum, Yale University Museum, and the British Museum have acquired prime examples of Solman's work. In recognition of his achievements he received the 1961 National Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Painting. In addition to fifteen one-man shows in New York, he has held solo exhibitions in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.With 200 illustrations, nearly 198 in color, and tributes by Dore Ashton, John Simon, Sidney Janis, Larry Campbell, and Stuart Preston, this unique book is the first retrospective of the many phases through which Solman has explored, evolved, and established his position as a pioneering artist. Within this book a gallery of paintings invites art lovers to share the fruits of an artistic journey that began more than six decades ago and shows no sign of ending.