Aaron Harry Gorson Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
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Aaron Harry Gorson was a pioneer landscape painter of industrial scenes. Aaron Harry Gorson immigrated to the United States in 1888 from Lithuania when he was sixteen years old. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, in 1894–1898, where he studied with Thomas Anshutz. He also studied at the Académie Julian, and École des Beaux-Arts in Paris at the turn of the century as a classically trained painter.
Gorson lived in Pittsburgh from 1903 until 1921, concentrating on depicting the beauty of urban nocturnes, creating moody, tonal depictions of the manufacturing and steel mills along the industrial Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers in Pennsylvania. Many of his works are Tonalist in nature, even if they were not painted at night.
Many works by Aaron Harry Gorson have been sold at auction, including Portrait of a Steel Mill, Pennsylvania sold at Christie's New York in 2013 for $100,000.
Art Movement: Tonalism
Artists Influencing Aaron Harry Gorson: Thomas Anshutz
He Traveled To USA, France