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Eric Aho ⎥Carrying the Idea Around in his Head

Red Winter, 2008 Oil on linen 50 x 80 inches Courtesy of the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York

Red Winter, 2008
Oil on linen
50 x 80 inches
Courtesy of the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York

Eric Aho studied at the Central School of Art and Design in London, England and received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. In 1989 he participated in the first exchange of scholars in over thirty years between the U.S. and Cuba. He completed his graduate work at the Lahti Art Institute in Finland supported by a Fulbright Fellowship in 1991-92 and an American-Scandinavian Foundation grant in 1993.

He has quickly become one of the nation’s top artists working today. Always fresh and vibrant, his paintings evoke familiarity with a heightened sense of atmosphere. His work is represented in collections throughout the country including the Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY; the Fleming Museum; the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the Boston Public Library; the New York Public Library; the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Aho was elected National Academician of the National Academy Museum in 2009. He lives and works in Saxtons River, Vermont.

Links of interest:,,

Information excerpted from Art in America, 12.03.09 and DC Moore Gallery website.

Click to listen:  

Eric Aho_ Intro to recording_Track 01

Eric Aho_Landscape_Track 02

Eric Aho_The importance of narrative_Track 03

Eric Aho_Ice Cut Paintings_Track 04

Eric Aho_Fire Series_Track 05

Eric Aho_The Extremes of Nature_Track 06

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