• Salmagundi Club (map)
  • 47 5th Avenue
  • New York, NY, 10003
  • United States

Join us at the Salmagundi Club for an informative lecture on Chelsea Classical Studio Oil Mediums and Solvents by its founder, Brandon Soloff.  He will go over the different products, his safe studio practices, and the basics behind fat over lean and how to get the most out of your oil mediums.

Chelsea Classical Studio Mediums are the highest quality, handmade and natural artist materials created using historic methods and techniques. They are made for artists by artists who deeply care about the quality of materials used including safer natural lavender solvents and varnishes, and naturally cleaned, cold-pressed linseed and walnut oils.  


Brandon Soloff is a classically trained painter and portraitist, whose work has been commissioned and exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. An experienced art instructor, he currently lives and works in New York City.

The primary focus of Brandon’s work is people: portraits and nudes. He paints from life; believing a strong rapport with each subject or model is critical for a unique rendering on canvas. He has completed commissioned portraits of several distinguished society, business, collegiate, and political personalities, and his work is on permanent display at several institutions, including: Dartmouth College and Westmont College.

Studying extensively in Italy, France and the United States, Brandon concentrated on drawing and painting with Charles H. Cecil and D. Jeffrey Mims, fresco with Ben Long on the Transamerica Fresco Dome, and sculpture with Martine Vaugel. He spent short stints with other artists and a year at Haverford College. He studied and copied drawings and paintings in the Harvard Fogg Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Uffizi Gallery, the Louvre, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Musée Henner Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Brandon continued in the atelier tradition as an instructor at Mims Studios, Charles H. Cecil Studios, Martine Vaugel Sculpture Studio, the Washington Art Association, Atelier Brunelli, Studio 126 and Studio415ny. He currently teaches at the Art Students League of New York, The National Academy School in NYC and Chelsea Classical Studio.