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Sol Nodel Dead at 63

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Sol Nodel, one of the world’s leading artist-illuminators, died here yesterday at the age of 63. Funeral services will be held tomorrow. He was the recipient of numerous international awards and his works have been displayed throughout the world. Born in Washington, D.C., Nodel’s works are in collections in five Royal Houses of Europe and the Far East and are represented in permanent collections in the National Archives in Washington, the Herbert Hoover Museum, Harry Truman Library, Library of Congress and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Hyde Park Library.

A Life Fellow of the British Royal Society of Arts, his works are owned by American Presidents, and American religious, political and artistic figures. Nodel was elected to the Hall of Fame and his stained glass windows creations are to be found in St. Louis, New York and New Jersey.

Nodel was president of Congregation Shaare Zedek in New York, chairman of the Committee of Arts for the United Synagogue of America and of the Commission Synagogue and the Commission of Synagogue Relations of the New York Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. He was a member of Boat Zion and B’nai B’rith. In addition he was the author of several books and a violinist.

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