Aaron Bohrod Biography and Artwork

Aaron Bohrod was a renowned American artist known for his trompe-l’oeil still-life paintings. He was born on November 21, 1907, in Chicago to Jewish immigrant parents from Bessarabia. Bohrod received his artistic education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York.

Bohrod earned several Guggenheim fellowships in his career, which enabled him to travel across the United States painting and recording the American scene. He joined the art faculty at the University of Wisconsin while simultaneously serving as an artist-in-residence there until he retired in 1973.

Forum Gallery, founded in NYC in 1961, represented some of Bohrod’s work. Additionally, he became a member of National Academy of Design by being elected in 1953. His oeuvre included realist figures, landscapes, surrealism, and trompe l’oeil painting that showcased his immense talent as an artist.

Overall Aaron Bohrod was highly influential through his subtle use of light and intricate attention to detail paired with surrealistic subject matter inspired by everyday America that captivated critics through its use traditional forms mixed with modern aesthetics.

All Aaron Bohrod Artwork on Artchive

Artwork Name Year Medium
Seven Beauties 1978
Nude Standing Before Mirror Pen And Ink Wash
Still Life With Rembrandt 1958 Oil On Gesso Panel
The Sweet Life 1963 Oil On Gesso Panel
Self-portrait 1937 Ink/pencil/wash
Artist In Luxembourg 1947 Oil On Gesso Panel
The Haircut 1936 Oil On Gesso Panel
Bird And Gauntlet 1956 Oil On Gesso Panel
Dancing 1978
Classie Lassie 1944 - 1945
Landscape Near Chicago 1934 Oil On Composition Board
Self Portrait (the Art Of Painting) 1958 Oil On Gesso Panel
All This and World War II 1978
Sere and Yellow 1962 Oil on gesso panel
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