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Selections by Aaron Bohrod of his paintings

[Printed script for filmstrip],   pp. 13-24


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"Ideas for paintings are very easy to come by, they 
seem to float in the air and all that is required is for 
the artist to pluck them out of the air. 
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6 
In the early years, he produced several hundred 
full-scale works. Most of his subjects were of the 
sometimes busy and sometimes quiet streets of 
Chicago. 
7 
A subject which proved dangerously successful was 
the artifically illuminated night scene. After Life 
magazine had published a story on Bohrod's nighttime 
oils and called him     "America's #1 Painter of 
Neon Lights," ... 
8 
. . . the demand for these works became so great 
that he feared it would lead to the business of 
order-filling. He called a stop to this kind of painting. 
9 
"Mr. Bohrod, slides of your paintings have been viewed 
by students in several Madison Schools. After viewing 
this set several times, the following questions were 
asked by the students: 'Where do your ideas come 
from for your paintings?' " 


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