Research News: Online Research Project, the Simeon Solomon Research Archive goes live.

Posted on 14 April 2012

A collaborative online research project investigating the life and work of the Jewish, Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic Victorian artist Simeon Solomon has been released this week in a brand new format by Dr Carolyn Conroy and co-investigator Roberto C. Ferrari (CUNY, Graduate Center).

Image courtesy of the University of Aberystwyth.

The project’s aim is to encourage research into the artist, who until only recently had remained an obscure name in the history of the Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic movements. The content of the site includes ongoing databases of Solomon’s artwork and exhibition histories; secondary and primary source reading, and essays on Solomon’s life and work. In addition, information and databases on Solomon’s siblings Abraham and Rebecca Solomon, who were also artists, are included. The project, which began in 2000, has attracted considerable worldwide interest, and plans to expand the artwork databases with the help of international and UK museums and galleries are currently underway.

The site can be accessed at www.simeonsolomon.com