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L.A. Cline’s Memorial Corporate Portrait Permanently Displayed in Key West, Florida Courthouse

When you visit Key West, Florida be sure to visit the Sidney M. Aronovitz United States Courthouse at 301 Simonton Street to see the 39.5”X 54” Masterpiece Pastel Portrait of Federal Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz created by Artist, L.A. Cline in the Main Lobby.

The Courthouse was constructed in 1931-1932 by James Wetmore, the Acting Supervising Architect of the Treasury. On October 19, 2009 the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate designated the Courthouse as the Sidney M. Aronovitz United States Courthouse.

Judge Aronovitz’s Grandfather, David Aronovitz arrived in Key West from Europe and founded a family of Key West pioneers whose contributions to the city were honored with the naming of Aronovitz Lane.  Sidney M. Aronovitz, born in Key West in 1920, went to Key West High School and Graduated as Senior Class President and Valedictorian.  He went to the University of Florida and earned his law degree with honors.

Aronovitz served in the U.S. Army as a Captain in Europe from 1943 to 1946 and earned the Bronze Star.  The Honorable Aronovitz was the United States Southern District Judge of Florida for over 20 years.  In 1976 President Gerald R. Ford appointed Aronovitz to the Federal Bench where he served his hometown with great distinction for the remainder of his life.

L.A. Cline painted this corporate portrait by hand using layer upon layer of pastel chalk to develop this legacy painting.   A Giclee, Fine Art Reproduction of this painting can also be viewed at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, at the American Art and Portrait Gallery Library in the “Living Artists File” were L.A. Cline is recommended as a portrait Artist to the public.  L.A. Cline has “a wealth of experience” creating custom art for 30 years.  The Artist can be commissioned to create your corporate portrait painting Masterpiece.

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