David Aronson

David Aronson
Shilova, Lithuania 1923
Natick, Massachusetts 2015
Active in
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sudbury, Massachusetts
U.S. States
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David Aronson's father was a rabbi who raised him in the Orthodox Jewish tradition. As a boy, Aronson began rigorous religious studies to follow in his fathers footsteps, but by the time he was a teenager he had decided to refuse confirmation. However, he uses his religious background as inspiration in his art, which includes imagery from Christianity, Orthodox Judaism, and Jewish mysticism. Aronson prefers an expressionistic approach to a realistic one, and emphasizes the figures' emotions in his interpretations of religious stories.