Kalman Aron- famed portrait painter, Holocaust survivor and founder of "psychological realism" in Europe in the 1940's.
"From European Palaces to Seven Nazi Concentration Camps ... from the salons, galleries and museums of Paris, London, Vienna, New York and Rome, to the Golden Age of Hollywood in the 40's ... to the wealth and splendor of Bel Air and Beverly Hills -- Master Artist Kalman Aron has survived seven decades as a painter and 80+ years celebrating a treasured life." -- Thomas Murphy, Art Auctioneer, The Corporate Art Network.
Master Artist Kalman Aron, is the father of "psychological realism" in Europe in the 1940's. He recently provided the growing Los Angeles Art community with a rare treat with a VIP Retrospective for the first time in a decade in his Beverly Hills studios. The artist is a tall and spry Octogenarian, and the famed portrait artist of such sitting icons as the White House portrait of Ronald Reagan, writer Henry Miller, composer Andre Previn, the King of Latvia, the Sassoons, and the gentry of Paris, London, Vienna, Venice, Rome, New York and Los Angeles -- the same cities that have his paintings gracing their museums and private collections. His landscapes are also found in collections around the world.
Mr. Aron survived 7 Nazi concentration camps over four years as a teen by drawing the camp guards for their wives and girlfriends. (Many have stated the philosophy that "Art Is Life"; in this case, it was literally true.) Recently, Steven Spielberg's mother accepted an invitation to view Kalman's art renderings from his rare Holocaust works.