Aaron Bohrod

Year inducted: 2004

Artistically, Aaron Bohrod worked in the Regionalist and Socialist-Realist styles. This stood him in good stead from 1942 to 1945 when he was an artistic war correspondent in Europe for Life Magazine and also for work done on behalf of the Army Corps of Engineers. In the late 1940s, Bohrod became part of a growing tendency toward illusionism and fantasy called “Magic Realism.” His later trompe l’oeil still lifes, begun in the 1950s, are filled with allusions, puns, and jibes that refer to many cultures and different eras. He was successor to John Steuart Curry as artist-in-residence at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Works by Aaron Bohrod