JOSEPH MEERT (1905-1989), originally from Belgium, was an Abstract Expressionist who studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and at the Art Students League from 1926-1929. There he met and befriended Kenneth Hayes Miller, Thomas Hart Benton, Boardman Johnson and John Sloan. In 1931 Meert met Jackson Pollock and became a mentor to him. In 1935 Meert married, Margaret Mullin, an American Surrealist painter. Meert traveled throughout the 1930s, particularly out west to Colorado and California. One evening in winter 1943, Jackson Pollock drunkenly passed out on a snow bank in sub-zero weather, Meert went searching for him and pulled him to safety.…
Our contemporary artists are Twentieth and Twenty-first Century artists who express themselves in unexpected ways. They experiment with traditional materials and tweak their vision to give the viewer an exciting and exhilarating experience.
Some of our Contemporary artists are Clover Vail, Howard Smith, Peter Bodner, David Cantine, Rashid Johnson and many more.
Aaron Galleries is a fine arts gallery that carries predominantly 19th Century and 20thCentury works of art. We do have some exciting 21st Century artists that we are pleased to be representing.
We consider our “classics” to be Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Jesse Beard Rickly, John Steuart Curry, Jackson Pollock, Rockwell Kent, Werner Drewes, Beauford and Joe Delaney, Joseph Meert, and the list goes on and on.
We consider these artists to have proved themselves in the world of art, and endured the test of time by having their talent and personal vision understood by many.…