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  • About Jerry Solomon

    Based in Los Angeles, he is a former stockbroker and collector of Japanese, African, Oceanic and Indonesian art leading to becoming an art dealer in 1981. He began buying and selling Asian and Tribal Art, applying a collector’s viewpoint in purchasing and selling quality art.

    Jerry Solomon is a recognized international authority on Japanese Tsuba (sword guards) and Japanese Shrine masks, previously collecting African, Oceanic, Indonesian, Philippine and Himalayan arts. Being a major believer in eclecticism, that art is most enjoyed when one can experience the beauty of many cultures thus his interests and expertise are very diverse. Among them are Japanese Tsuba and Armor, Japanese Shrine masks, African and Oceanic art, Indonesian sculpture, Indian Cola sculpture and Tibetan Thanka. Special interests are in the Arts of the Batak, Dyak, Nias and the Philippines, and especially Bul’ul.

    He has either participated in organizing, lending or lecturing in the following exhibitions.

    EXHIBITIONS

    Arts of the Japanese SwordLos Angeles County Museum of Art, 1974
    One of the Organizers, lenders and lecturers of the exhibition

    Japanese Shinsa | Newport Beach, California, 1974
    (A major Japanese sword and sword Fittings exhibition in association with the NTBHK of Japan)
    Large exhibition of his Higo province tsuba collection, in the Meibutsu room

    Great Masters of Tsuba-Ko |  Japanese Sword Club Northern California, 1976
    Token Kai, lecture by Jerry Solomon, and article published

    The People and Art of the Philippines | Museum of Cultural History, 1981 UCLA – lender

    The Silk Route and The Diamond Path | Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery, 1983 UCLA
    Asia House Gallery; NY; Natural Museum of History, Natural Museum of Man, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. – lender

    The Eloquent Dead | Ancestral Sculpture of Indonesia and Southeast Asia, 1985
    UCLA Museum of Cultural History – one of the major lenders

    Islands and Ancestors | Indigenous Styles of Southeast Asia, 1988
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY – lender

    Masks of the World | Mingei International, 1995
    Museum of World Folk Art, La Jolla, California – major lender

    Masks of the World | The California Heritage Museum, 1999
    Santa Monica, California – major lender

    Body Politics | The Female Image in Luba Art and the Sculpture of Alison Saar, 2000
    UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History  – one of the major lenders

    Other institutions where loans, lectures or consultations were given: The British Museum, Department of Asian arts; Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California; University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA; Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles, Orange Coast College, Art Museum

    Contact Jerry Solomon

    323 . 876 . 2183
    jsolomon@earthlink.net

    PO Box 48737
    Los Angeles CA 90048