Lance Solomon

Lance Vaiben Solomon (27 January 1913 – 1989) was an Australian painter, noted for his landscapes. He won the prestigious Wynne Prize on two occasions.


Lance was born in Liverpool, New South Wales, a son of Edwin Arthur Vaiben Solomon (20 September 1877 – ), a cabinetmaker, and his wife Jessie Elizabeth Solomon, née Black (1874 – 13 May 1951). Vaiben Solomon (1802–1860) an emancipist transported in 1818 was a grandfather. He studied at the East Sydney Technical College and the Royal Academy School in London.

He married and moved to Narrabeen, New South Wales.


His work is shown in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and several State galleries.


Jennings, Eddi and Benkendorff, Robin. A Tribute to Lance Vaiben Solomon (1913–1989). ill. SOLOMON, Lance Vaiben. Kenthurst, Sydney: Dekiki, 1990. Includes a Foreword by Sir William Dargie and Biographical Notes, inc. many references to Norman Lindsay, who was a sincere friend of Solomon.


  • McCulloch, Alan Encyclopedia of Australian Art Hutchinson of London 1968


  1. ^ "Travelling Art Scholarship". The Sydney Morning Herald. 20 April 1939. p. 8. Retrieved 7 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit