Aaron Abraham Shikler was an American artist noted for portraits of American statesmen and celebrities like Jane Engelhard and Sister Parish. Shikler was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 18, 1922. He studied at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and at the Hans Hofmann School in New York. He married Barbara Lurie who he met at Tyler, and had children Cathy and Clifford with her. Barbara was diagnosed with lung cancer and died in 1998.Shikler continued to paint in his studio at home until he died of kidney failure on November 12, 2015, surrounded by his friends and family.