David Aronson, a leading Boston Expressionist artist, died on Thursday, after a long struggle with pneumonia and chronic heart failure. He was 91.
Mr. Aronson’s achingly poetic, often mystical work is in the collections of numerous museums around the world, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. He created the visual arts program at Boston University, where he taught from 1955 until 1989, and he established the Boston University Art Gallery.
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“He had a profound influence on Boston art and why representation keeps its hold here,” said Katherine French, director