Evelyn Gladys Mitchell Solomon Biography

Evelyn Gladys Mitchell Solomon




Evelyn Gladys Mitchell Solomon was born on December 1, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois to Jacob Mitchell and Anne Levenberg Mitchell. After graduating from high school, she attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and later pursued a career as a graphic designer and helped support her family, though she continued to create fine art.

She married chemist Yale Solomon in 1946 and proceeded to raise a family of three children, moving to Pittsburgh, PA around 1950 where she worked with printmaker George Nama in the print workshop at the Arts and Crafts Center (now the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts) and studied painting with Leonard Lieb (1912-1977). She began working with woodcut around 1960. Evelyn taught at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. In 1963, she stopped painting and started working with collage

They moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1981, and she began experimenting with textiles. After Yale and Evelyn divorced she changed her name back to Evelyn Mitchell and eventually moved to Santa Rosa, California to be near her daughter. Evelyn's art work is in many collections and she had twelve solo exhibitions. 

Evelyn Mitchell Solomon died in Santa Rosa, California on July 20, 2016.