Photography Credit:

Aaron H. Gorson
Birth Date:
Death Date: October 11, 1933

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Aaron Harry Gorson immigrated to the United States from Lithuania when he was 18 years old. He began his formal studies at the Pennsylvania academy of the Fine Arts and eventually studied in Paris. Gorson established a home in Pittsburgh and was best known for his paintings of the steel mills there. The paintings often reflected in dramatic fashion the smelting and manufacturing process of the steel industry and for his glowing nocturnes of Pittsburgh and the Monongahela Valley. He found enthusiastic patronage for his work and his paintings were exhibited widely in major American art Museums. In 1921, Gorson moved to New York where he continued to enjoy an active social life and professional career until his death from pneumonia in 1933.