Aaron Bohrod (American, 1907-1992) studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1926-1928 and at the Art Students League of New York from 1929-1932. He then returned to Chicago, where he painted urban street scenes. Two Guggenheim fellowships allowed him to travel the country from 1936-1938, painting American scenes. His early work won him praise as a social realist and regional painter and printmaker. He completed three murals for post offices in Clinton, Galesburg, and Vandalia, Illinois; all three are still extant. In 1939, he was accepted into the Associated American Artists. In 1941, he taught at Southern Illinois University. In 1942, he left to serve in the U.S. Army’s War Art Unit... more.