The Sweet Life (1963) by Aaron Bohrod

The Sweet Life - Aaron Bohrod - 1963

Artwork Information

TitleThe Sweet Life
ArtistAaron Bohrod
MediumOil On Gesso Panel
Dimensions12 x 20 in
Current LocationPrivate Collection
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About The Sweet Life

Aaron Bohrod was an American artist born in 1907 in Chicago, who studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. He was influenced by John Sloan and focused on creating art related to his everyday life. His career left a rich legacy through his distinguished body of work and relationships with those who collected his art.

Bohrod’s range of work included watercolor and gouache paintings, featuring realist figures in cityscapes, landscapes, surrealism, and trompe l’oeil painting. His Still Life With Rembrandt piece achieved a price of USD 20,000 (€ 17,663) when sold at an auction at Sothebys in New York in November 2018.

One notable example of Bohrod’s artwork is The Sweet Life created in 1963. This oil painting features a table setting with a cake slice next to tea cups and saucers arranged on an intricate lace doily. The attention to detail is evident as each object is carefully rendered with vibrant colors that bring them to life.

Bohrod’s use of composition draws attention to the central focus while highlighting other elements such as the intricate pattern on the doily. The warmth emanating from this idyllic setting can evoke nostalgia for simpler times or special occasions shared with loved ones over tea or coffee. Overall, Aaron Bohrod’s artwork showcases his unique vision that portrays elements from his everyday life into inspiring pieces ready for interpretation by viewers for years to come.

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