Eric Aho ⎥Carrying the Idea Around in his Head
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: http://currier.org/upcomingexhibitions.aspx, http://toryfolliardgallery.blogspot.com/2012/02/direct-response-outdoor-painting.html, http://www.dcmooregallery.com/artists/eric-aho
Information excerpted from Art in America, 12.03.09 and DC Moore Gallery website.
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