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educator , art historian

Aaron Sheon, American Art historian, educator. Recipient Charles E. Merrill faculty award, 1968; Chancellor Bowman award, 1976; Honor award Pennsylvania Society Architects, 1982; grantee Ford Foundation, 1967, National Endowment for Humanities, 1979; Gould Arts Foundation fellow, 1986. Member College Art Association, Société de l'histoire de l'art français, American Association of Museum.

Background

Sheon, Aaron was born on October 7, 1937 in Toledo. Son of Benjamin William and Katherine (Rappoport) Sheon.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1959;Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1960;Master of Fine Arts (Wilson fellow), Princeton University, 1962;Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1966;postgraduate, U. Paris, 1962-1963.

Career

Staff officer, director general's cabinet, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, 1963-1966;assistant professor, U. Pittsburgh, 1966-1969;associate professor, U. Pittsburgh, 1969-1978;professor art history, U. Pittsburgh, since 1979;acting department chairman fine arts, U. Pittsburgh, 1969, 79-80;director university program, U. Pittsburgh, Rouen, France, 1974-1975;visiting professor, Carnegie-Mellon U., 1981. Visiting exhibition curator Museum Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1977-1981. Program consultant National Endowment Arts and Humanities, 1978-1985.

Visual arts consultant Pennsylvania Arts Council, 1981. Visiting member Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1984-1985.

Membership

Member College Art Association, Société de l'histoire de l'art français, American Association of Museum.

Connections

Married Martine Bruel, January 26, 1963 (divorced 1986). Children: Sandrine, Nicolas. Married Jill Belasco, November 11, 2000.

father:
Benjamin William Sheon

mother:
Katherine (Rappoport) Sheon

spouses:
Martine Bruel

Jill Belasco

children:
Sandrine Sheon

Nicolas Sheon