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Tuesday 26 February 2019
Vale Eric Aarons
Eric Aarons recently passed away at the age of 99, 2 months short of his 100th birthday. We wrote about Eric in a blog back in 2015 entitled "The Red Menace - Communism comes to Minto!".
Eric died peacefully after a lifetime devoted to advancing the causes of working people and the battlers of the world, and preserving the planet for future generations. He had lived and worked quietly for many years in his bush home at Minto Heights.
He was widely admired for his sculptures in stone and wood and had his first exhibition in 1972. The Casula Powerhouse Art Centre held a retrospective of his work in 1999.
The Campbelltown Arts Centre holds two of Eric's works "Diprotodon"(2000-2002) and "Who wants to know me" (1993), both on permanent display.
Eric Aarons 1919-2019
Written by Claire Lynch
Sydney Morning Herald 23.1.2019