Biografie von Louis George BOUCHE (1896-1969)

Birth place: NYC

Death place: Pittsfield, MA

Addresses: Old Chatham, NY

Profession: Painter, muralist, teacher

Studied: Académie Julian, Paris (with J.P. Laurens), Acad. de la Grande Chaumière, Acad. Colarossi, and …cole des Beaux-Arts, all in Paris, 1910-15; also with L. Simon and Ménard in Paris; ASL, with F.V. DuMond, Luis Mora, 1915-16; also with Ossip Linde.

Exhibited: S.Indp.A.; Daniel Gal., NYC, 1918-22 (first solo), 1923-31; AIC; Valentine Gal., NY, 1932; Tri-National Exhib., France and Germany, 1932; Penguin Club, NY, 1932; Worcester AM, 1933, 1955; CI, 1935, 1937, 1939; Dayton AI, 1936; Kraushaar Gal., NY, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1951, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1970; NAD, 1941, 1956 (Altman prize), 1962 (Altman prize); Corcoran Gal, 1935-53; PAFA, 1935, 1938-44 (med.), 1945-52, 1958, 1964, 1966; MMA, 1942, 1950, 1965; Brooklyn Pub. Lib., 1943 (solo); Cincinnati Art Mus., 1948; Phila. Art Alliance, 1950 (solo); Des Moines AC, 1952 (solo); Kharouba Gal., Portland, OR, 1952; Temple Univ., 1954 (solo); Mus. City of New York, 1958; Art: USA, 1958 (prize); Century Assoc., NYC, 1960 (solo); Albany Inst. Hist. and Art, 1963 (solo); WMAA, 1966; St. Gaudens Mus., 1966 (solo); Vassar Art Gal., 1977; ASL, 1982, 1984; Heckscher Mus., Huntington, NY, 1983; Artists Choice Mus., NYC, 1985; Salons of Am. Awards: Guggenheim Fellowship, 1933.

Member: Penguin Club; NA; An. Am. Group; Audubon Artists; Am. Soc. PS & G; Am. Artists Congress; NIAL; Woodstock AA

Work: MMA; WMAA; PMG; WMA; Blandon Mem. Gal.; PAFA; Univ. Nebraska; Des Moines AC; Columbus (OH) MA; CM; LACMA; U.S. State Dept.; Univ. Oklahoma; Cranbrook Acad. Art; New Britain MA; Am. Acad. Arts & Letters; Lehigh Univ.; Encyclopaedia Britannica Collection; Colorado Col.; Univ. Kansas; WAC; Wichita MA; murals, Dept. Interior, Justice Bldgs., Wash., DC; U.S.P.O., Ellenville, NY; Pennsylvania R.R. lounges; Radio City Music Hall lounge; Eisenhower Mus., Abilene, KS; Woodstock AA

Comments: Grandson of a Barbizon painter, he was taken back to France by his mother at age 12, after his father had died. He returned to the U.S. in 1915. Position: instr., 1951-59, NAD Art School, NYC; ASL.

Sources: WW66; WW47; American Scene Painting and Sculpture, 57 (w/repro.); add'l. info courtesy Woodstock AA

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