Seven Beauties is an oil painting on gessoed masonite created by American artist Aaron Bohrod in 1978. The artwork’s dimensions are 26 1/4 x 34 1/4 inches. Bohrod was a versatile artist who excelled at watercolor and gouache painting. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York.
Bohrod’s paintings focused on depicting Chicago street scenes from the post-Depression era and were classified as social realism. His works won him numerous honors, including the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1936 and becoming the second Artist-in-Residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1948.
Seven Beauties is a beautiful example of Bohrod’s expertise with oil painting. The artwork features seven women, each with their unique beauty, dressed in traditional Eastern European clothing. Their intricate garments are depicted with great detail, highlighting Bohrod’s skill with textures and colors. The figures are also placed within an elaborate ornamental setting that emphasizes his proficiency with composition.
Bohrod’s artworks can be found in many prominent American museums’ collections, such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Additionally, his contributions to art have been commemorated through various means such as naming galleries after him like the Aaron Bohrod Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley which recognizes his impact on visual arts for future generations to appreciate.