Aaron Bohrod artist
Aaron Bohrod artist
Posted by: nordsider ()
Date: June 29, 2013 11:55AM

Is there anyone here as fond of the paintings by the Chicago artist Aaron Bohrod (1907-1992), of Chicago scenes, in the 1930s and 40s?

An example: Oakdale Avenue at Night (1942)

http://www.pafa.org/museum/The-Collection-Greenfield-American-Art-Resource/Tour-the-Collection/Category/Collection-Detail/985/mkey--64/subject--Cityscape/



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Re: Aaron Bohrod artist
Posted by: QlassiQue ()
Date: July 01, 2013 01:55AM

Intriguing painting - I had not seen his work before.

Are there any of his works on display locally?

Re: Aaron Bohrod artist
Posted by: nordsider ()
Date: July 01, 2013 09:21AM

The Art Institute of Chicago has four of his paintings, and their web site shows three, however, none are currently on display. Only one painting, with the title "North Avenue Market" (1932) is a Chicago scene, and seems to be one of his early style.

I first became interested in his artwork shown as an illustration in a book; the painting has the title "The Elevated At Night"; a winter night scene of an El platform at Halsted and North.

Unfortunately, I have not seen any of his paintings in an art museum or gallery. Some of his Chicago paintings that I have seen are on various web sites, and those that I especially like, are in the list here:


North Avenue Market, 1932

North Avenue Beach, 1933 (two paintings)

Burlesque at the Rialto, 1935

Halsted Street, Chicago, 1935 (at the Whitney Museum of American Art)

View of the Chicago River

Lakeview, 1935

The Haircut, 1936

North Clark Street, 1938 (two paintings)

House in South Chicago, 1942

Oakdale Avenue at Night, 1942

Re: Aaron Bohrod artist
Posted by: Bill_Baar ()
Date: July 01, 2013 02:46PM

Never heard of him before but very interested....there's a bit on the net on him too. Here's an interview as part of an oral history project http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-aaron-bohrod-12310

Re: Aaron Bohrod artist
Posted by: QlassiQue ()
Date: July 01, 2013 04:55PM

Interesting - thanks! It's too bad none of his works are on display in Chicago.

Re: Aaron Bohrod artist
Date: July 02, 2013 12:12AM

[b]Anyone know of an artist in Chicago named Piere Nythins. Spelling may be off. He lived on Lincoln Park west in the 60's. He was to do some work for me but he died when his apartement burned down. He lived in a coach house on Lincoln Park West. He was way up in his years. Done a lot of famous pantings of Chicago. His stuff hung in the Whte House also. Anyone know?[/b]



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Re: Aaron Bohrod artist
Posted by: nordsider ()
Date: July 02, 2013 11:57AM

Richard Stachowski Wrote:
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> Anyone know of an artist in Chicago named Piere
> Nythins. Spelling may be off. He lived on Lincoln
> Park west in the 60's. He was to do some work for
> me but he died when his apartement burned down. He
> lived in a coach house on Lincoln Park West. He
> was way up in his years. Done a lot of famous
> pantings of Chicago. His stuff hung in the Whte
> House also. Anyone know?

Is this your artist?

(Josef) Pierre Nuyttens

http://www.artoftheprint.com/artistpages/nuyttens_josef_pierre_southbranchcanalchicago.htm



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Re: Aaron Bohrod artist
Date: July 03, 2013 12:09AM

[b]Yes that's the one. Back about 1962 he offered to paint a picture of my daughter when she was just two years old. Before I could bring her the coach house on Lincoln Park West burd and he died in the fire. Thank's for your help.[/b]

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