He grew up in Paris. He studied at Lysée Calneux, Academy Colorossi, and the Grande Chaumiere. He studied at the Art Students League of New York in 1915, with Dimitri Romanovsky and Frank Vincent DuMond. He married Marian in 1921. He curated an art gallery in Wanamaker's, from 1922 to 1926. He painted murals for the Pennsylvania Railroad, and Radio City Music Hall. He designed club cars for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
He was a member of the Federal Art Project. He painted murals at the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, Ellenville, New York Post Office. His art is held by the U.S. State Department, the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Phillips Collection.
- Louis Bouché - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
- Louis Bouche PRR Mural Artist | Flickr – Condivisione di foto!
- LIFE, Aug 18, 1941
- U.S. Department of State - Art in Embassies
- Summary of the Louis Bouché papers, 1880-2007 | Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
- Oral history interview with Louis Bouché, 1959 Aug. 7
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