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OCTOBER 3 - NOVEMBER 7, 2009
AARON SHIKLER: STUDIES
Red Kimono
Oil and pencil on plastic vellum, 
9 7/16 x 7 1/2 inches
Signed (at lower right, in pencil): AAS
Executed in 2008

which will begin Saturday, October 3, and continue through Saturday, November 7, 2009.  The exhibition will consist of about 30 studies and 9 small paintings of apples.  This exhibition showcases a variety of subjects including figures, still lifes, and landscapes.  The figure in a kimono is frequently depicted by SHIKLER in his paintings; there are three studies of this subject on view, including Red Kimono

AARON SHIKLER was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1922.  He studied at the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, and at the Hans Hofmann School, New York.  Davis & Langdale Company has represented SHIKLER since its foundation in 1952.  In addition to his landscape and figurative work, SHIKLER is also well known for his portraits, his commissions including official portraits for the White House of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Mrs. John F. Kennedy, and First Lady Mrs. Ronald Reagan.  SHIKLER was the focus of considerable attention when several of his pictures of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her children were sold in Sotheby’s auction of her estate.

SHIKLER’s work has been widely exhibited since the early 1950s, and is represented in numerous public collections such as The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the New Britain Museum of American Art, and the National Academy of Design, as well as many private collections.  The Century Association, New York, held a retrospective of SHIKLER’s work in 2008. 
Seated Model
Charcoal, pastel and pencil on paper,
8 x 4 5/8 inches
Signed and dated (at lower left, in pencil): AAS/‘98
Executed in 1998
Guitarist
Essence of oil on tracing paper, 15 x 10 1/8 inches
Signed (at lower left, in pencil): AAS
Executed in 2008
Pink Lady
Oil on wood, 5 1/2 x 8 11/16 inches
Signed and inscribed (at lower right): AAS; (on the back,in marker): PiNK LADY
Painted in 2008
Seated Model
Charcoal and chalk on paper, 
7 5/8 x 4 9/16 inches
Signed and dated (at lower left, in pencil): AAS; (at lower left, in ballpoint pen): ‘94
Executed in 1994
Lola
Watercolor on watercolor paper, 4 1/8 x 5 inches
Signed (at lower right, in pencil): AAS
Executed in 2008
Cathy Resting, 2009
Watercolor, pastel and pencil on watercolor paper,
8 3/4 x 5 11/16
Signed and dated (at lower left, in pencil): AAS' 09
Executed in 2009
Winter Solstice
Watercolor with traces of pencil on 5-ply board, 4 x 10 11/16 inches
Signed (at lower left, in pencil): AAS
Executed in 2000
Honey Crisp
Oil on wood, 9 1/16 x 5 3/16 inches
Signed and inscribed (at lower left): AAS; (on the back, in marker): HONEY CRISP
Executed in 2008