Here we have an original World War 2 watercolor painting by listed artist Aaron Bohrod. Evocative with a capital "E." Bohrod was out in the brutality of the field, and this is all the proof you need. His social realist style gives it an impact that elevates the craft. The artist's story is an important aspect of this piece, so let's get to it.
Here is the biography for Aaron Bohrod courtesy of Wikipedia:
Aaron Bohrod (21 November 1907 – 3 April 1992) was an American artist best known for his trompe-l'œil still-life paintings.
Bohrod was born in Chicago in 1907, the son of an emigree Bessarabian-Jewish grocer. Bohrod studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York between 1926 and 1930. While at the Art Students League, Bohrod was influenced by John Sloan and chose themes that involved his own surroundings
He returned to Chicago in 1930 where he painted views of the city and its working class. He eventually earned Guggenheim Fellowships which permitted him to travel throughout the country, painting and recording the American scene. His early work won him widespread praise as an important social realist and regional painter and printmaker and his work was marketed through Associated American Artists in New York. Bohrod completed three commissioned murals for the Treasury Departments Section of Fine Arts in Illinois; Vandalia in 1935, Galesburg in 1938 and Clinton in 1939. During World War II, Bohrod worked as an artist; first in the Pacific for the United States Army Corps of Engineers' Army War Art Unit, then in Europe for Life magazine. In 1948, he accepted a position as artist in residence, succeeding John Steuart Curry, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and remained in that capacity until 1973. In 1951, Bohrod was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full member in 1953. He died from liver cancer at his home in Madison, Wisconsin on 3 April 1992, at the age of 84.
The framed artwork measures 23" tall, 29" wide, and 1" deep. The exposed artwork measures 12" X 18". There is evidence of age seen by the discoloration along the matting (see pics). Overall, a very solid and sturdy piece. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
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Military realism. It's real, and it's powerful. Look no further.