June 27, 2014

Thomas Ehretsmann -Extreme, Execution, Escape - Playboy

The final two of a series of three illustrations Thomas Ehretsmann did for Playboy Magazine are all printed and ready for all to see! The illustrations accompany a three part short story series about extreme measures, activities, and lifestyles that only a few in the world can experience to the fullest. The major themes highlighted throughout the series are EXTREME, EXECUTION, AND ESCAPE.


Check out more articles from Playboy Magazine, here
Check out more of Thomas's work, here

June 26, 2014

Michal Dziekan - The Cost of a Student, DF Magazine

Michal Dziekan illustrated this piece for an article in DF Magazine back at the beginning of May. The article is about the inherent costs of being a student and whether or not it truly does take money to make money.

Check out the article on the DF website, here
Check out more of Michal's work, here

Jason Seiler - Geert Wilders, The Weekly Standard

Jason Seiler did this portrait of Geert Wilders back in April for the cover of The Weekly Standard. Geert Wilders is the founder and the leader of the Party for Freedom, which is the fourth-largest political party in the Netherlands. 

You can read the article in The Weekly Standard, here
Check out more of Jason's work on our site, here
Check Jason on his own site, here

June 25, 2014

Mark Summers - Nook Headquarters, Barnes and Noble

Mark Summers, always on fire, completed these portraits for Barnes and Noble's new Nook headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. Each of the illustrations were etched onto the glass doors of their namesake conference rooms. Always great to see illustrations applied non-traditionally, even better to see them larger than life!

Doors to the Richard Feynman conference room

Doors to the Jules Verne conference room

Doors to the Bronte Sisters conference room

See more of the Nook headquarters in Palo Alto, here
Learn more about Nook, here
See more of Mark's work, here

Mark Summers - Don Quixote, Y&R and Penguin

Mark Summers created this marvelous cover of Don Quixote for Y&R Beijing and Penguin for their new campaign advertising their killer audio books. Mark's cover was part of an entire campaign called "Captured in Audio". The campaign recently won a gold medal at this year's Cannes awards amongst 16 others of the best print ad campaigns of 2013-2014.

Check out the other gold medals, here
Check out Mark's cover in the spotlight, here
Check out all of Mark's marvels, here

June 23, 2014

Richard to Washington D.C

Last week, Richard attended the annual World Food Prize announcement of the winner of this years award, Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram. It was a wonderful and inspiring experience as it always is and Secretary of State, John Kerry, gave a moving and informative keynote speech.

Secretary of State, John Kerry giving the keynote speech

Ambassador Kenneth Quinn giving his speech

A brief about Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram

Richard got to know a great deal about the World Food Prize and their mission because our group worked with the director, ambassador Ken Quinn formally of the State Department and our former ambassador to Cambodia, to source much of the art that now hangs in their headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa including paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and stained glass. All of the images below are pieces which are on display at the World Food Prize headquarters.

Kinuko Y. Craft's portrait of Dr. Evangelina Villegas as a mosaic 

Kinuko Y. Craft's portrait of Dr. M.S. Swaminathan  also seen as a mosaic

Portraits of past laureates brilliantly depicted by Mark Summers 

Gregory Manchess's paintings displayed as lunettes in the center hall

June 20, 2014

Mark Summers - Liberation of Normandy, Legion Magazine

Mark Summers completed these three portraits for Legion Magazine for their Special Interest Publication on the Liberation of Normandy. The men depicted are Harry Crerar, Kurt Meyer, and Guy Simmonds. Harry Crerar was a top Canadian general who was instrumental in the planning of D-Day and the Normandy invasion. Guy Simmonds, was the General Officer Commanding II Canadian Corps which played a significant role in the execution of the landing in Normandy. The third portrait is of Kurt Meyer, the nemesis of Canadian troops in Normandy. He was the commander responsible for the murder of 23 Canadian POWs at the Abbaye d'Ardenne and an additional 150+ in the next few days. He was eventually captured and convicted for Murder.

General Harry Crerar

Sir Guy Simmonds

Kurt Meyer

Check out more military heritage and Canadian history on Legion Magazine's website, here
See more of Mark's work, here

June 19, 2014

Welcome Oscar Ramos!!

We are proud to introduce the newest member of the Richard Solomon artist group, Oscar Ramos! Living and working out of Santiago, Chile, Ramos produces technically brilliant and wickedly funny illustrations that we couldn't resist! We are so excited to have Oscar with us and can't wait to see more magic emanate from that brain of his!

Checkout his work on our site, here!
His behance is also worth a looksie!
Be sure to like his facebook page, here!
And last but not least, don't forget to explore his own personal website!

June 18, 2014

Richard Solomon Artists Representative

The World's Game


Ted Wright

“The World Cup experience is more than just the game of soccer. It's an event. And it will fly by faster than you think. It will end and you'll be saying, 'Wow, it's over already?' You have to remember to take it all in and enjoy it. "

- Cobi Jones


Guy Stauber

"The biggest knock against Neymar may be his size, but he has silenced many doubters after his move to Barcelona last year with lightning fast speed and acceleration, a top-class ability to finish off both feet, and the same doggedness on the pitch that his professional teammate Lionel Messi is known for. "



David Johnson

"OK, the wonderful thing about soccer is, a football is a perfectly round object, and it doesn't make mistakes. The player using it makes mistakes. And the more you use it, the less mistakes you make."

-Craig Johnston


Dongyun Lee

"The World Cup is a very important way to measure the good players, and the great ones. It is a test of a great player."



James Bennett

"The World Cup is not just a great global sporting event, it is also inscribed with much deeper cultural and political importance"

- Martin Jacques


Bill Sanderson

"Soccer is a great game, and the rich variety of styles and passions that come with being truly global makes the World Cup a nonpareil event in the universe of competitive sport."

- Serge Schmemann


Maria Corte Maidagan

"I think soccer is more respected now than it ever has been. You can see that in the numbers of young kids who are playing and the numbers of people who are coming to watch."

-Brandi Chastain


Rudy Gutierrez

"A lot of people, when a guy scores a lot of goals, think, 'He's a great player', because a goal is very important, but a great player is a player who can do everything on the field. He can do assists, encourage his colleagues, give them confidence to go forward. It is someone who, when a team does not do well, becomes one of the leaders."



Ricardo Martinez

"Right through to the end of the last World Cup game, I still couldn't bear the thought of not being perfect or letting people down. "

-Jonny Wilkinson


Oscar Ramos

"The best word to describe the current Chilean national team’s style of play is exciting. Comprised of players who are typically smaller in stature but technically superb, these guys lit up the FIFA World Cup group stages with expert displays in keeping possession and lightning quick counter attacking football."



Mark Summers

"As a footballer, you always want to test yourself against the best."

- David Beckham


John Mattos

"Football is the poetry of a motion."

- Pubudu Lasal Dissanayake


Paul Cox

"Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football ."

-Albert Camus

Michal Dziekan

"I think there are a lot of things that soccer does in the communities that transcend the soccer field."

- Brandi Chastain


Mark T Smith

"Brazil goes into every World Cup expecting to win - so when it is in Brazil it is expected even more. You can't understand what the World Cup means to our country."



Dongyun Lee
Goni Montes
Michal Dziekan
Charles Chaisson

  Tim Bower
Eric Drooker
  James Bennett
CF Payne
Jason Seiler

Patrick Arrasmith
Kent Barton
Chris Gall
Bill Sanderson
Douglas Smith
Ricardo Martinez
Mark Summers


Thomas Ehretsmann
David Palumbo
Tyler Jacobson
Gregory Manchess
Karla Ortiz
Sam Spratt
Chase Stone

Niklas Asker
Paul Cox
David Johnson
  Rudy Guitierrez
Mark T. Smith

Kinuko Y. Craft
Gary Kelley
Edward Kinsella
Tran Nguyen

  John Mattos
Guy Stauber
Maria Corte
Ted Wright
  Andre Kutscherauer

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