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Sol Nodel

artist , lecturer , art consultant , illuminator

Sol Nodel, American artist, illuminator, lecturer, art consultant. Recipient first prize Monsanto Chemical award, Proctor and Gamble award, gold medal United States Army, award St. Louis Young Men’s Hebrew Association, St. Louis Artists Guild, others.


Nodel, Sol was born on September 29, 1912 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Mordecai and Sarah (King) Nodel.


Student Washington University School Fine Arts, 1931-1934, Grand Central School Art, 1939-1940. Pupil with Edmund Wuerpel, miniatures with Leo Dubson.


Instructor painting St. Louis Settlement House, 1937-1939. Assistant instructor Grand Central School Art, 1939-1940. Exhibited St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Artists Guild, High Museum Atlanta, Queens College, New York City, New York University, Pope Pius XII Memorial Library, St. Saint Louis University, B’nai B’rith Museum, Washington and others.

Represented in permanent collections National Archives, Washington, Herbert Hoover Museum, Harry Truman Library, Congress United States, Library Congress, F.D.R. Hyde Park Library, others in the United States, Europe, Israel, and Far East, also represented numerous private collections. Executed 12 panel illumination of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Commissions received and illuminations hung in 5 royal houses of Europe, also hung in Japan, Switzerland, England, Israel, Belgian Congo, France, Italy.

Designer stained glass windows Mount Sinai Memorial Chapel, St. Louis, Hopatcong (New Jersey) Jewish Community Center. Chairman art commission International Synagogue, John Fitzgerald Kennedy International Airport, New York City.


  • Author: Some of My Best Friends, 1942. Ketubah, 1942, 50, 61. (with Doctor Cecil Roth) Book of Grace.


Member fine arts committee, art adviser Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial and Ednl. Center, Washington; member National Council on Art in Jewish Life. Fellow Royal Society Art (Life).

Member United States Hall of Fame Society, 1968.


Married Shulamith Gold, April.

Mordecai Nodel

Sarah (King) Nodel

Shulamith Gold