David Aronson

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David Aronson
Christ Before Pilate by David Aronson, 1949

David Aronson (October 28, 1923 – July 2, 2015) was a painter and Professor of Art at Boston University.

Aronson was born in Šiluva, Lithuania in 1923.[1][2] He taught at Boston University from 1955 to his death in 2015, where he formed the Fine Art Department. As an artist, he exhibited in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, Rome, Berlin and Copenhagen, among others. His work is represented in over forty museums.

Aronson's work is associated with the school of Boston Expressionism.[3]

Aronson died at the age of 91 on July 2, 2015 from pneumonia and chronic heart failure.[4][5][6]





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  2. ^ "David Aronson papers, 1935-1983". Research collections. Archives of American Art. 2011. Retrieved 17 Jun 2011.
  3. ^ Bookbinder, Judith (2005). Boston Modern: Figurative Expressionism as Alternative Modernism. Durham, NH: University of New Hampshire Press. p. 193. ISBN 9781584654889.
  4. ^ Schwartz, Penny (July 8, 2015). "David Aronson, rabbi's rebel son, top expressionist, dies at 91". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  5. ^ McQuaid, Cate (July 7, 2015). "David Aronson, 91; leading Boston Expressionist artist". Boston Globe. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  6. ^ Roberts, Sam (July 15, 2015) Link Label