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Mort Solberg - CHALLENGE OF THE WILD -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          CHALLENGE OF THE WILD
by Mort Solberg

$150.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 1500
Image Size: 34"w x 19"h.
Published: March 1985


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In the wilderness, the challenge is to survive. Even under the most rigorous of conditions, the wolf has not only survived but proven tough and smart, supremely able to adapt to what nature hands him.

Two wolves stand at the edge of the woods wiating for the others to join them. Fresh snow is starting to fall as the wolf pack moves from the protection of the woods. Fog clings to the trees and hillsides make it difficult to see and the snow will soon cover the tracks of their prey. The search for food will become harder as nature turns their world cold, white and misty.


Mort Solberg
Solberg adds, "To paint what you see is one thing but to feel what you see and to be able to paint that impression is something else again." The artist has created a distinctive, timeless style by contrasting loose and flowing forms with sharp edges and tight definition. His interest in art began early and he pursued it through the years at the West Technical High School and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Following graduation, Solberg entered the world of commercial art, first working at an art studio, then for American Greetings. He was content to work successfully in that field until a job as art director for another card copy brought him west. There he was inspired to explore photography, eventually returning to painting with a new point of view and a vital new approach. The result has been art that has been lauded across the continent. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art and the American Bicentennial Gallery, among others. His honors include a purchase award from the National Watercolor Society’s top award, and an award of merit from the Society of Animal Artists. Solberg is a member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. The result is also art that has been lauded across the continent. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art and the American Bicentennial Gallery, among others.

 

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