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Abraham Jacob “A.J.” Bogdanove

  • Birth 2 Sep 1886 Minsk, Minsk City District, Belarus
  • Death 26 Aug 1946 Dunbarton Center, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Burial Saddle Brook, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Section #1, Block D, Section 29-30, Plot 14, Grave 3
  • Memorial ID 5007742

Painter, Educator. He is best known for his Maine seascapes. Bogdanove came to America on December 25, 1900 with his parents and two brothers. He won a scholarship to Cooper Union and later to Columbia University to study Art. After graduating, he apprenticed with C.Y.Turner and F.C. Jones as a muralist, often working with the architectural firm of McKim, Meade and White. Bogdanove branched out on his own and painted murals in The Hebrew Sheltering and Guardian Society in 1912, Commercial HS in Brooklyn, NY in 1918 and 1923, Jonas Bronck School in the Bronx in 1926, and City College in 1930; all while teaching art at Townsend Harris High School and City College, raising his two sons, Nathaniel and Mendel and teaching self-defense to the New York City Police Department. He also spent two months every summer on Monhegan Island Maine painting seascapes that are still seen in galleries world-wide to this day.

Bio by: Seth Bogdanove

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Avraham bar Menachem Mendel
Beloved Husband-Father
Abraham J.
Born Sept. 2, 1888
Died Aug. 23, 1946





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  • Originally Created by: Seth Bogdanove
  • Added: 4 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5007742
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Abraham Jacob “A.J.” Bogdanove (2 Sep 1886–26 Aug 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5007742, citing Riverside Cemetery, Saddle Brook, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .