Born in upstate New York, Salop has lived most of his life in Europe, where he attended the French Luminasitier of Aix en Provence, and Nice. While there he became influenced by Matisse, Derain, Ulaminck, Dufy, etc - the Fauvist School of Painting. He believes they left a legacy on which we must build, and continue in their tradition. While in Italy he also was instructed in Italian stone sculpture.
Salop’s work has a sophisticated use of color, pattern and composition. Concentrating on the female form, each piece has a unique approach to the timeless subject.
Showings of his work in Saratoga, Chatham, and Santa Barbara have led to many collections, including screen writer of "The Ten Commandments", "Samson and Delilah", the son of Paramount Picture founder and lives in Beverly Hills and London.
Christmas Morning in Vermont, 22x28 acrylic on canvas, Salop'
Adoration,24x36 acrylic on canvas, Salop'
The Waiting, 24x36, acrylic on canvas Salop'