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AARON SHIKLER: LAND AND SEASCAPES     
APRIL 30 - MAY 31, 2011
The exhibition will consist of 20 recent paintings showcasing land and seascapes of New York City and Long Island.  Included in the landscapes are landmarks in Central Park, notably Belvedere Castle and the bow bridge.  Also included are depictions of various trees such as weeping willows, Japanese maples and cherry trees, and oak trees.  The seascapes, often at sunset or with a full moon, represent Truman Beach, L.I. and East Marion, L.I.  

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. 


The Castle, Central Park
Oil on board, 14 1/2 x 12 inches
Painted in 2010
Storm Clouds, Truman Beach #2
Oil and pastel on marble dust board, 20 x 30 inches
Painted in 2010
Japanese Cherry Trees
Oil on mica dust board, 10 X 14 inches
Painted in 2010
Vine Choked Trees
Oil on birch board, 14 1/2 x 8 inches
Painted in 2011
Sunset, Truman Beach
Oil on canvas, 12 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches
Painted in 2010

Morning Mist, East Marion, L.I.
Oil on canvas mounted on birch board, 11 x 12 inches
Painted in 2010
Japanese Maple
Oil on birch board, 9 x 10 inches
Painted in 2010
Abandoned Quarry
Oil on Board, 40 x 60 inches
Painted in 2009
Courbet’s Oak
Oil on birch board, 8 x 12 inches
Painted in 2011

Bow Bridge, Central Park
Oil on canvas mounted on birch board, 11 x 12 inches
Painted in 2010

A Stand of Maples
Oil on birch board, 6 x 10 inches
Painted in 2010
Weeping Willow, Central Park #2
Oil on canvas, 28 x 20 inches
Painted in 2010

Full Moon Over Long Island Sound
Oil on birch board, 8 x 14 1/2 inches
Painted in 2010

Storm Clouds, Truman Beach
Oil on birch board, 6 x 9 inches
Painted in 2010

A Farm in the Fall
Oil on canvas mounted birch board, 8 x 10 inches
Painted in 2010

Weeping Willow, Central Park #1
Oil on birch board, 14 1/2 x 12 inches
Painted in 2010

A Town in the Winter Snow
Oil on birch board, 8 x 12 inches
Painted in 2010

Old Old Oak
Oil on birch board, 10 x 9 inches
Painted in 2010

Snow and Ice Floe
Oil on birch board, 8 x 14 1/2 inches
Painted in 2010
Harvest Moon, East Marion, L.I.
Oil on birch board, 6 x 9 inches
Painted in 2010