Aaron Bohrod

(1907, Chicago, IL - 1992, Monona, WI)

Aaron Bohrod spent his early career in Chicago where he was born on the West Side. 

He was known for a range of work in watercolor and gouache that included realist figures in cityscapes, landscapes, surrealism, and trompe l'oeil painting.

In the late 1920's, Bohrod studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and then went to New York City to attend the Art Students League.  He returned to his hometown in 1930 and resided there until the move to Wisconsin. 

​Influenced strongly by the Social Realism, Bohrod painted city people, utilizing a wide array of styles ranging from a tight, detailed manner to one that was more abstract and sketch like.  Many of his paintings captured the neighborhood where he grew up on the North Side of Chicago.  They convey the loneliness and poverty of the Depression years.

He spent some time in the South Pacific during World War II as a war artist and in Europe on assignments from "

Aaron Bohrod
A Quacked Up Still Life by Aaron Bohrod
A Quacked Up Still Life
7.5 x 9.5 in.
Bathers on Chic Pier by Aaron Bohrod
Bathers on Chic Pier
20 x 26.5 in.
Boxers by Aaron Bohrod
8 x 8 x 8 in.
Burnout by Aaron Bohrod
24 x 19 in.
Chicago Factory Scene by Aaron Bohrod
Chicago Factory Scene
24 x 32 in.
Chicago St. Construction by Aaron Bohrod
Chicago St. Construction
20 x 16 in.
Circus: Two Ladies with Horse by Aaron Bohrod
Circus: Two Ladies with Horse
12 x 16 in.
Farmer with Horses by Aaron Bohrod
Farmer with Horses
8 x 8 x 8 in.
Football by Aaron Bohrod
19 x 22 in.
Irreconcilable Differences by Aaron Bohrod
Irreconcilable Differences
10.5 x 13.5 in.
Look on the Otherside by Aaron Bohrod
Look on the Otherside
13.75 x 21.75 in.
Motorcycle Policeman by Aaron Bohrod
Motorcycle Policeman
19 x 24 in.