Style: Modern, Realism
Background: Kalman Aron born September 14, 1924 in Riga, Latvia.
Education: He attended art schools in Europe on full scholarships. First commissioned portrait at the age of 13 of Karlis Ulmanis, Prime Minister of Latvia, for which scholarship to the Academy of Fine Arts was granted.
Achievements: When he immigrated to America and arrived in Los Angeles at the end of 1949, it didn’t take long before Kalman Aron’s work captured the imagination of Hollywood directors, producers and designers. Throughout his painting career, Aron has taught art at many institutions, including the Pasadena Art Center College of Design.
In 1956, Kalman Aron was named one of the “100 Outstanding American Artists” by Art in America. He became a leading portraiture artist who painted adults and children in all media in the United States, England and the European Continent.
Aron’s artwork is in public and private collections throughout the United States and in Great Britain, Sweden and Israel. His work has been exhibited at major national art institutions, including the Frey Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, San Francisco Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Denver Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum.