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Tribulations of Man III

Luis Soler was born in Málaga , Spain in 1943. In his youth, he traveled around the world as a merchant marine for 7 years. He moved to New York City at the age of 25. While in Málaga, he studied at the Academia de Bellas Artes ( Academy of Fine Arts ), which is well-known for its famous alumnus, Pablo Ruiz Picasso. He has also studied at the Pratt Institute and at the Brooklyn Museum .

Luis Soler has a keen interest in the history of art, especially in the works of the Surrealists. In many of his own pieces, he attempts to express ideas and feelings through a symbolic surrealism that has deep roots in classical painting. He casts an Andalusian light onto his subjects that attempts to reveal the mysteries of the subconscious. His paintings range from religious themes to folkloric subjects from his native Spain and other countries. He counts among his many influences the works of Dali and Velazquez. He also has a great passion for portraits, the human figure, and the classical still lifes. His favorite medium is oil, but he also works in watercolor, pastel, pencil, ink, and sculpture. Furthermore, he is a master craftsman in metals and jewelry design.

He has had exhibitions at various galleries in New York City, including a one-man show at the Lawrence Gallery. Additionally, his work "Amigos" hung in the Brooklyn Museum.. In 1995, he was commissioned by Next Experience Press to do cover design for their book Two Wheels to Florida. He was also commissioned as the sole illustrator and cover artist of the book Parabienes, a Spanish primer for high school students published in the United States. He is affiliated with various artists’ organizations in the United States, such as ACA (All Community Arts) and GALA (Grupo de Artistas Latinoamericanos). His works have become part of several private art collections in the United States and Europe.

American Venus

Dali's World

Creative Mind

Time Machine

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