Syd Solomon (American 1917-2004) was an influential American abstract artist. He was born in Pennsylvania and began painting in high school in Wilkes-Barre.
He was offered a scholarship to play football at Duke, but turned it down because the university did not offer an art degree. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, served in the Army during World War II, and earned the Bronze Star at the Battle of the Bulge. His vividly colored paintings hang in the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, and the Tel Aviv Museum.