Julia Santos-Solomon papers, 1977-2008

Santos-Solomon, Julia, b. 1956
Painter, Art teacher, Fashion designer, Textile designer
Active in Woodstock, N.Y.; Dominican Republic

Collection size: 2.2 linear feet

Collection Summary: Writings, correspondence, commission files, teaching files, artists' files, a scrapbook, works of art, printed material, and audio visual material documenting the career of Julia Santos-Solomon as an artist and teacher.

Writings include three diaries recording Santos-Solomon's study of art and design, largely in the Dominican Republic and Europe. Correspondence is with Alice Dye, wife of Pete Dye, golf course architect. Commission files relate to golf course landscape paintings, prints, and textiles. Teaching files consist of syllabi and annotated student drawing submissions from Altos de Chavon School of Design and Parsons School of Design. Artists' files relate to artist residencies at Altos de Chavon School of Design. One scrapbook includes altered photographs, drawings, writings, and various printed material.

Artwork consists of three sketchbooks, sketches, fashion illustrations, an original watercolor, pen, and pencil textile designs and prints for golf course landscapes. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and announcements, newspaper and magazine clippings. Audio visual material consists of a DVD and CD related to the pilot television program 'Lola' (never produced) created by Santos-Solomon and Barbara Calamari and loosely based on Santos-Solomon's biography, especially as a teenager and young adult. Also included are episode descriptions and notes about the show.

Biographical/Historical Note: Julia Santos Solomon (1956- ) is a teacher, painter, and textile and fashion designer in the Dominican Republic and Woodstock, New York. Julia Santos-Solomon taught fashion and design illustration at Altos de Chavon School of Design in the Dominican Republic and at Parsons School of Design in New York.

Donated 2015 and 2016 by Julia Santos-Solomon.

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