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Aaron Bohrod

Biography to Display: 

1907Born, Chicago, Illinois

1992 Died, Madison Wisconsin

EDUCATION

1926-1928 The School at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1929-1932 Art Students League, New York, New York

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1948-1973 Artist-in-Residence, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

 

Aaron Bohrod began his career as a painter. In 1950 when F. Carlton Ball came to the University of Wisconsin at Madison to teach ceramics he opened the ceramics studio to faculty and Bohrod attended these sessions. Initially he hand built a few things and turned small pieces on the wheel but he was never comfortable working with clay. After Ball noticed the sketches he was making for future pottery projects Bohrod was given Ball’s large thrown pots to decorate. Sometimes the pots were leather hard clay so he could add sgraffito to the surfaces and other times the work had been fired and he painted the surfaces. After Ball left Wisconsin for Carbondale, Bohrod traveled to work with him there. Together they produced several hundred pots. When Ball moved to Washington their collaboration ended.

An interview with Aaron Bohrod conducted August 8, 1984 by Sue Ann Kendall, for the Archives of American Art's Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Serviceis available at:
http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-aaron-bohrod-12310.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Bohrod, Aaron. A Pottery Sketchbook. University of Wisconsin Press, 1959.

______. A Decade of Still Life. University of Wisconsin Press, 1966.

Perry, Barbara. American Ceramics: The Collection of Everson Museum of Art. New York, NY: Rizzoli International, 1989.

 

 

Typical Marks
1950
1950
ca. 1950
ca. 1950
Lady Godiva
Date: 1950
Form: Charger
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Tin Glaze
Courtesy Rago Arts and Auction Center
Photo: TMP
Courtesy Rago Arts and Auction Center
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Vase
Date: ca.1950
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Rago Arts and Auction Center
Photo: TMP
Courtesy Rago Arts and Auction Center
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Vessel
Date: ca. 1950
Form: Vessel
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Rago Arts and Auction Center
Photo: TMP
Courtesy Rago Arts and Auction Center
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 23, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/bohrod