biography of Max BOHM (1868-1923)

Birth place: Cleveland, OH

Death place: Provincetown, MA

Addresses: Bronxville, NY

Profession: Painter

Studied: Cleveland Sch. Art, 1879; Académie Julian, Paris with J.P. Laurens, J. Lefebvre, Boulanger, L. Doncet, and B. Constant, 1887-95; also with Guillemet, H. Mosler, Alex. Harrison in Paris

Exhibited: Paris Salon, 1889 (1st showing), 1890, 1891, 1897-99 (gold med., 1898); PAFA, 1898, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1905, 1910, 1912, 1916, 1922; AIC, 1899; Paris Expo., 1900 (silver med.); Pan-Am Expo., Buffalo, 1901 (gold med.); at Koblenz, Munich, Frankfurt, and Düsseldorf (Germany) before 1893; St. Louis Expo., 1904 (silver med.); Corcoran Gal, 1912; NAD, 1913; P.-P Expo., San Fran., 1915 (gold); NAD, 1917 (Clark prize); Grand Central AG, NYC, 1924 (traveling memorial); Provincetown AA, 1981 (retrospective)

Member: ANA, 1917; NA, 1920; SC; Mural P.; Provincetown Beachcombers' Cl.; Provincetown AA (founder); Cleveland AC, 1883; Paris SAP; Paris AAA; Chelsea AC, United A. Cl., both in London.

Work: Luxembourg, Paris; Minn. State A. Soc.; Court House, Cleveland, Ohio (mural); Capitol, St. Paul, Minn. (mural); NGA

Comments: Spent the major portion of his life as an expatriate, teaching in Europe: London, Paris, the Brittany coast, 1895 (…taples, Equihen, Trepied), Holland, and Germany. As a teacher, he was admired by John S. Sargent. He returned in 1916, dividing his time between Tuckahoe, NY and Provincetown, MA (1916-23).

Sources: WW21; exh. cat., Provincetown AA, 1981; Fink, American Art at the Nineteenth-Century Paris Salons, 322.