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Solomonovich Aronson


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Born in the city of Nezhin of the Chernigov province. Son of Solomon Aronson the chief Rabbi of Kiev, later tel Aviv and Jaffa. In 1912 – 1916 he studied at the Khu (I. Seleznev) and KRS N. Murashko; 1917 – 1918 – in the Studio A. Exter, who drew his theatre and gave the first lessons of scenography. Since 1917 he headed the art Department of the Jewish cultural League. He was one of the founders of the Museum of Jewish culture in Kiev. In 1920 he moved to Moscow, where he studied at VKhUTEMAS (I. Mashkov) and designed productions of the Jewish chamber theater. In 1921 he helped A. Exter in the work on the play "Romeo and Juliet" at the Chamber theater Tairov. In 1922 he emigrated to Poland, then to Berlin. Took part in 1st Russian art exhibition in the gallery Van Diemen. Published books "Marksuhl" and "Contemporary Jewish graphics". For some time he lived in Paris. In 1923 he left for the USA, settled in new York. He worked as chief artist of the Jewish theatre M. Schwartz, has worked with Broadway theater, he has designed more than 100 plays, musicals, ballets. In the mid-1950s was one of the most famous scenographers of the Broadway. For achievements in the field of set design has received awards funds of Guggenheim, Ford, John. Maharama and six times the prestigious theatre Tony award. Work presented at the Museum of modern art in new York, the Museum of the city of new York, Lincoln Center.

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