Louis Bouche

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Louis Bouche, Reginald Marsh and William Zorach

Louis George Bouché (born New York City, March 18, 1896 - died Pittsfield, Massachusetts, August 7, 1969) was an American artist, muralist, and decorator. He was a 1933 Guggenheim Fellow.[1]


He grew up in Paris and studied at the 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 and 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.[2] He designed club cars for the Pennsylvania Railroad.[3] and was a member of the Federal Art Project.

He was commissioned to paint murals at the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building and the Ellenville, New York post office. His art is held by the U.S. State Department,[4] the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art,[5] and The Phillips Collection.[6]

He taught at the Art Students League in New York, University of Cincinnati, and Drake University. His papers are held by the Archives of American Art.[7]


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