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AARON SHIKLER: RECENT WORK                              MAY 10 - JUNE 6, 2014
A Walk in the Park #2
​Oil on pastel board, 60 x 40 inches
Painted in 2011 - 2012

The exhibition will consist of about 20 oil paintings, pastels and works on paper, most of which were executed within the past two years. The works on view showcase a variety of subjects including still lifes and figures in interiors and landscapes. The figure in a kimono is frequently depicted by SHIKLER in his work; there are a number of paintings and pastels of this subject on view, including A Walk in the Park #2.

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. 

Testing the Water #3
Oil on canvas, 21 x 17 inches
Signed and dated (at lower left): aas ‘13
Painted in 2013
Oil on canvas, 19 3/4 x 18 7/8 inches
Signed and dated (at lower left): aas ‘13
Painted in 2013
Green Kimono
Pastel on marble dust board, 19 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches (sight)
Signed (at lower right): aas ‘12
Executed in 2012
Early Morning Light #2
Oil on canvas, 27 7/8 x 15 7/8 inches
Signed and dated (at lower left): aas ‘12
Painted in 2012
Essence of oil, watercolor and pencil on paper, 
12 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches  
Signed (at lower left): aas ‘012
Executed in 2012