Lois Wagner Fine Arts

Aaron Bohrod

(American, 1907–1992)

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Aaron Bohrod

Abandonment

Biography

Timeline

1907
Born on November 21, 1907 in Chicago, IL
1926 - 1930
Studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL and the Art Students League, New York, NY
1930
Returned to Chicago, IL; Painted views of the city and its working class
1936
Guggenheim Fellowship
Commissioned by the Works Progress Administration to paint three monumental size murals for various Illinois Post Offices
1942 - 1945
Artistic war correspondent in the European Theater for Life Magazine and also worked for the Army Corps of Engineers
1948 - 1973
Replaced John Steuart Curry as the second Artist-in-Residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
1953
Bohrod devoted himself exclusively to still life painting, often using a method known as ‘trompe l’oeil’
1992
Died on April 3, 1992, at the age of 84, in Madison, WI
2004
Recipient of one of the Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Awards (The Wisconsin Visual Art Hall of Fame)

Exhibitions

1996
Collecting the Art of Wisconsin: The Early Years, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI
1986
Butler Institute of America, Youngstown, OH (solo)
1985
Sid Deutsch Galleries, New York, NY (solo)
1984
Charles Allis Art Library, Milwaukee, WI (solo)
1982
John Steuart Curry, Aaron Bohrod, John Wilde: Leaders in Wisconsin Art, 1936-1981, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
1981
The Neglected Era, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
ACA Galleries, Naples, FL (solo)
1961
Oehlschlaeger Galleries, Sarasota, FL (solo)
1953
Oehlschlaeger Galleries, Chicago, IL (solo)
1948
Associated American Artists Gallery, Los Angeles, CA