Albert E. Aaron
1931 - 2017
Albert was born in Detroit, Michigan to Barnie and Sarah (Sadie) Aaron. After graduating from Cass Tech High he went on to
graduate from Bard College, attended graduate school at Indiana University as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, lived in an art colony in Israel and attended Yeshiva University as a Ford Foundation Teaching Fellow. He taught at the prestigious Cranbrook Art Academy and while there helped organize the first contemporary gallery in Detroit.

Later, working as a curator at the Albright Art Museum in Buffalo, he reorganized the education department. As Curator of Education at the Delgado Museum in New Orleans he developed a popular program attracting young people in the community while concurrently teaching classes at Tulane University. A gifted artist,his work was shown in exhibits in New York, Israel, Michigan, and Louisiana to name a few.

Albert moved to Fairbanks in 1973 continuing to paint and work. In addition, he took an active part in encouraging responsible laws for the mentally ill. Because of failing health, Albert spent his final years at the Pioneers' Home in Sitka.

He is lovingly remembered by family and friends for his insightful, tolerant, and helpful demeanor. He was predeceased by his wife Jeanette and brother Bob. Albert is survived by his son Gawon, his sisters Gerry and Judith, and numerous family members in the U.S., Canada, and Israel.
Published by Daily News-Miner from Sep. 26 to Sep. 27, 2017.
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