Aaron Bohrod at the Watrous

October 30 to December 30, 2007
at the Wisconsin Academy’s James Watrous Gallery
• Reception Nov. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a gallery talk by Robert Cozzolino, Curator at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Talk begins at 6:30 p.m.
• Sunday Nov. 18, 2 p.m. A lecture given by Tom Lidtke, Executive Director of the Museum of Wisconsin Art, begins at 2 p.m. with a birthday celebration to follow. This event is held near what would have been Aaron Bohrod’s 100th birthday.

Born on November 21, 1907, Aaron Bohrod is one of Wisconsin’s most important artists. The exhibit will explore the diversity and evolution of Aaron Bohrod’s art using paintings, photographs, objects and ephemera drawn from the archives of the Bohrod family as well as from other local collections. The exhibition will show Bohrod as a fine art painter, magazine illustrator, and designer of ceramics and textiles. Original sketches and text will convey some of the danger, excitement, and cultural displacement that Bohrod experienced as a war artist during World War II. The story of Aaron Bohrod’s experience as artist in residence on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus from 1948 to 1972 will be related through text and period photographs. Paintings and drawings from each of the artist’s “periods” will give the gallery audience a sense of his long and prolific career.

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