Max Bohm (1868 – September 19, 1923) was an American artist who spent much of his time in Europe.
"My only available photograph but it will do as it looks like me" - Max Bohm
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Bohm was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He 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 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 among the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, and the Luxembourg Gallery in Paris; there is also a mural in his hometown at the Cuyahoga County Courthouse.
Bohm is a grandfather of artist Anne Packard.
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- 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).
- A finding aid to the Max Bohm papers, 1873-1970, bulk 1880-1959, in Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution