THE LIFE AND WORK OF AARONEL


"Art is not a representation it is an idea, a feeling, an emotion. We represent our period; an artist who doesn't change is lost by change. I don't mean novelty, but growth. This process of appreciating a single art work is not a momentary process; it is a question of evolution in the individual".
- Aaronel deRoy Gruber

ABOUT THE ARTIST


AARONEL deROY GRUBER Art and Life

Aaronel deRoy Gruber

1918 - 2011

From childhood Aaronel was interested in drawing. She attended Wightman Elementary School and Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill. While earning a bachelor of science degree at Carnegie Institute of Technology, (now Carnegie Mellon) awarded in 1940, Aaronel studied with several outstanding professors in the institute's College of Fine Arts: Samuel Rosenberg, Roy Hilton,Wilfred Readio, and Robert Lepper, who would also later inspire Andy Warhol and Philip Pearlstein.*

Since her graduation from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Aaronel deRoy Gruber has been creating art: paintings, steel and Plexiglas sculptures, and for many years, photographs. She again studied with Samuel Rosenberg in an experimental workshop. A social realist painter turned abstractionist, Rosenberg encouraged freedom of expression, analysis, and constructive critiques. He was a major force in Pittsburgh's advanced art. Experimenting, Aaronel created gestural paintings on canvases that were sometimes twelve feet tall. She then began thrusting their surfaces forward in a three-dimensional, sculptural way. Read More...

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