|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1910, France|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 1976|
First, thank you for your kind addition to this memorial. I have additional information for you regarding Marcel, who was my father.
Marcel Aerts was a world renowned violin, viola, cello, and double bass maker. Born in Paris, France, the cradle of violin masters, Marcel began making violins from an early age. His father, Rene, himself a master craftsman, began his instruction in the art. Marcel studied at the Juliet Institute in Paris and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels as well as with Jeandat (Mirecourt) and Laurent (Brussels). Aerts instruments were endorsed by such violin greats as Eugene Ysaye, Fritz Kreisler, Mischa Elman, Jacques Thibaud. During World War II Marcel served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a shipping commissioner in San Francisco where he met his wife Marcella. They had three daughters, Simone, Renee, and Nicole. He joined Douglas Aircraft in 1948 to supplement wages earned from selling his instruments and teaching violin. Upon retiring from Douglas, Marcel moved to his home in Clearlake where he continued making violins, enjoying his life on the lake.
Marcel was truly one of the last of the great old masters of violin craftsmanship.
Marcella Johnson Aerts (1922 - 2009)
SP 3 US COAST GUARD
WORLD WAR II
Lower Lake Cemetery
Plot: SW 1/8 126 Second Addition
Created by: Richard Stevenson
Record added: May 24, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7487783
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