Boston Public Library
Jules Aarons Exhibit
Print Department
3rd Floor, McKim Building, Central Library

About the Photographer


Born October 3, 1921, Bronx, New York

Married Jeanette Lampert, 1944

Son Herbert born 1947

Son Philip born 1951

Education and Technical Career:

1942 Bachelor of Science, City College of New York

1943-45 Radio and Radar Officer, U.S. Army Air Corps

1946-81 Electronic Engineer, Physicist, Senior Scientist at U.S. Air Force

Geophysics Laboratory

1949 Master of Arts in Physics, Boston University

1953-54 Fulbright Scholar

1954 Doctorate, University of Paris

1981-Present Research Professor of Astronomy and Space Science,

Boston University

One Artist Exhibitions:

1949 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Photographic Gallery

1951 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine

Gallery of the Cape Art Center, Dennis, MA

DeCordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, MA

1954 Librairie Mistral, Paris

1958 George Eastman House, Rochester, New York

1960 Wellesley Public Library

1961 Carl Siembab Gallery, Boston, MA

1965 Underground Gallery, New York

1967 Carl Siembab Gallery

1972 Carl Siembab Gallery

1978 Carl Siembab Gallery

1996 Boston Public Library

1999 Great Hall, Boston Public Library


1952 and 1965, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1980 and 1996 Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France

1992 The Bostonian Society

1996 Bibliotheque Historique de la Ville de Paris

1997 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1997 and 1999 Boston Public Library, Print Department

Inclusion in Books:

Lost Boston, 1980

The Last Tenement, 1992

The Jews of Boston, 1995

Boston: The Way It Was, 1996

Self portrait

Self-Portrait in Mirror, France.   Photograph by Jules Aarons - 1950s