Aaron Bohrod (1907-1992) was an American Social Realist and Regional painter whose subjects included still life, cityscapes, and landscapes. He worked in watercolor and gouache and also utilized the technique trompe l'oeil painting. The artist was born in Chicago, Illinois and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York. His early work focused on Chicago and the urban Midwest. In the late 1940s, the artist began working in ceramics that inspired elements of Surrealism into his landscapes. By 1953, the artist concentrated on symbolic still-life in trompe l’oeil. He served as the Artist in Residence at the University of Wisconsin from 1948 to 1973.