Aaron Bohrod

Painter, ceramist, and educator; Madison, Wis. Born 1907. Died 1992. Born in Chicago, Bohrod studied from the late 1920s to the early 1930s at the Art Institute of Chicago, and under John Sloan at the Art Students League. He married Ruth Bush in 1929, and received 2 Guggenheim fellowships from 1935-1938. During World War II, he was an artist/correspondent in both the Pacific and in Europe. Bohrod followed John Stuart Curry as artist-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, from 1948 until his retirement in 1973. In 1950, he began work in pottery with F. Carlton Ball with whom he published A Pottery Sketch Book in 1959. Bohrod's book, A Decade of Still Life,was published in 1966. His trompe l'oeil paintings also appeared in many magazines, including Life, Fortune, Holiday, and on several covers of Time.