This collection contains approximately 225 landscape sketches by English muralist and ceramist Camille Solon. Items in the
collection include re-worked pencil sketches of rural locations and landscapes in Britain and northern California, where he
lived most of his adult years. Despite his extensive work at San Simeon, this collection contains only one pencil sketch from
the Hearst estate. A few watercolors and some conté crayon sketches with ink are also included in the collection. Donated
Muralist and ceramist Camille Solon was born March 27, 1877, in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, a region known for
its potteries. A descendant of the Arnoux family, master ceramists in France, Camille was one of nine children born to Louis
Marc Solon and Laure Arnoux Solon. Solon's father was an award-winning potter famous for the "pâte-sur-pâte" technique. Many
of Camille Solon's siblings became respected artisans as well. Camille studied under his father and in London at the Slade
School and University College.
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