Oral history interview with Aaron Bohrod
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Bohrod, Aaron
Prince, Sue Ann
1984 Aug. 23
Physical Description:
3 Items
Sound recording: 3 sound files
digital, wav file
28 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Aaron Bohrod conducted 1984 Aug. 23, by Sue Ann Kendall, at the artist's home in Chicago, Ill., for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Bohrod discusses his life and art, focusing on the nature of the trompe-l'oeil still lifes he has been painting since the early 1950s.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Aaron Bohrod (1907-1992) was a painter and teacher from Chicago, Ill. Studied with John Sloan in New York. Worked for Life magazine during WWII painting scenes at the front, and later was artist-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
System Details
Originally recorded on 1 cassette.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trompe l'oeil painting Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- Wisconsin -- Madison Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001