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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Origin United States, Iowa
Period 1920-1949
Materials Gouache on board.
Dimensions
W. 19.25 in; H. 13.5 in;
W. 48.9 cm; H. 34.29 cm;
Condition Excellent. Signed lower right.
Creation Date 1940
Description Aaron Bohrod studied at the Art Institute of Chicago School of Art from 1926 to 1928 then attended the Art Students League of New York in 1929, where he studied with John Sloan, Kenneth Hayes Miller, and Boardman Robinson.

Bohrod was advised by his teacher John Sloan to return to Chicago and paint his surroundings. He followed this advice and returned to depict the everyday life and landscape of the metropolis of the Midwest in 1930.

Aaron Bohrod returned to New York for further work at the Art Students League from 1931 to 1932. In 1934 Bohrod became a Rehn Gallery artist and had many one-man shows there. Bohrod received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1936 which funded a trip to the West and when his Guggenheim fellowship was renewed in 1937 he traveled through the South and North-East.

In 1941 Bohrod accepted the post of artist-in-residence at Southern Illinois University. His tenure there was interrupted in 1942 by World War II, during which he served as an artist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific Theatre, and then as an artist-correspondent for Life magazine in Europe until 1944. In 1946 the eminent Regionalist John Steuart Curry died, leaving open the post of artist-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Through the recommendation of Grant Wood, Aaron Bohrod succeeded Curry. He remained at this post from 1948 until his retirement in 1973.

Active as an artist until the 1990s Aaron Bohrod died in Madison, Wisconsin in 1992. His work can be found in many public collections including those of the Whitney Museum of American Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Library of Congress; Phoenix Art Museum; The Detroit Institute of Arts; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Styles / Movements Realism
Incollect Reference Number 118655
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