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Remembering The Great Boston Expressionist David Aronson

David Aronson in 1956. (Courtesy Aronson family)
David Aronson in 1956. (Courtesy Aronson family)
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David Aronson, an internationally renowned artist and leader in the Boston Expressionist movement, died Thursday at the age of 91. Aronson's work hangs in world-class museums like the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

He was also an influential teacher at the MFA and Boston University, where he shaped the curriculum at the School of Visual Arts and established the BU Art Gallery.


Katherine French, gallery director at Catamount Arts and curator of the 2009 exhibition "David Aronson: The Paradox" at the Danforth Museum.


The Boston Globe: David Aronson, Leading Boston Expressionist Artist, Dies At 91

  • "Mr. Aronson’s achingly poetic, often mystical work is in the collections of numerous museums around the world."

The Boston Globe: Painting With A Boston Accent--Danforth Exhibition Traces Path Of Three Local Expressionists

  • "Over many decades, the artist David Aronson has produced a body of flickering, tousled, shadow-strewn work that is as fascinating to contemplate as it is uneven in quality."

This segment aired on July 7, 2015.


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