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David Aronson papers, 1935-1983

Aronson, David, 1923-2015

Painter, Sculptor, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 5 Microfilm reels, circa 2,850 items on 5 microfilm reels

Summary: The microfilmed David Aronson papers contain a resume; circa 2,000 letters; essays and speeches on art; sketches, many done while studying with Karl Zerbe; priced exhibition catalogs; price lists of works; bills and receipts; scrapbooks of clippings and loose clippings; files on dealers and patrons; photographs of works of art; and printed material.
Correspondents include Lillian Bengtz (Mrs. Ture Bengtz), Leonard Bocour, Sylvan Cole Jr., Karl E. Fortess, Philip Guston, Lee Nordness, Raphael Soyer, Ellsworth Kelly, Max Weber, Karl Zerbe, museums, art societies, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

David Aronson (1923-2015) was a painter, sculptor, and educator in Boston, Massachusetts. His work is associated with the school of Boston Expressionism. Aronson was the first chairman of the Division of Art (now the School of Visual Arts) at the School of Fine and Applied Arts (now the College of Fine Arts) at Boston University in 1955 and taught there until his retirement in 1989.


Lent for microfilming 1978-1983 by David Aronson.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, David Aronson after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1324-1326 and 2936-2937 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

David Aronson papers, 1935-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.