Max Bohm

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Max Bohm
MaxBohm.jpg
"My only available photograph but it will do as it looks like me" - Max Bohm
Born 1868
Cleveland, Ohio
Died 1923
Provincetown

Max Bohm (1868–1923) was an American artist born in Cleveland but he spent much of his time in Europe.

Biography[edit]

Bohm was born in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] Bohm studied at the Académie Julian in Paris and travelled in Europe. Between 1895-1904 he made his home at the Etaples art colony. Described as a romantic visionary, his heroic depiction of Étaples fishermen, En Mer, received a gold medal at the Paris Salon in 1898. He went on to teach painting at a school in London until 1911 before returning to the United States to join the school of artists in Cape Cod.

Bohm became a National Academician in 1920, dying three years later in Provincetown, a town at the tip of Cape Cod. His paintings are part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, the Luxembourg Gallery in Paris[1] and there is a mural in his home town at the Cuyahoga County Courthouse.

Bohm is grandfather of artist Anne Packard.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Max Bohm". Packard Gallery. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Anne Packard Biography". Gingerbreadsquaregallery.com. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 

External links[edit]

  • Paintings by Max Bohm, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries (fully available online as PDF)
  • Biographical Notes, a catalog of American artists containing additional information on Bohm (page 9).