We Buy C. Curry Bohm Paintings
C. Curry Bohm was born in Nashville, Tennessee on October 19, 1894. He studied at the National Academy and also at the Art Institute of Chicago. He also studied with Edward F. Timmons. His watercolors and oils reflect his versatility and love of life. He was exceedingly generous in civic affairs and showed his patriotism during World War II by working for General Motors for 28 months. He made his first visit to Brown County in 1920, returning yearly to paint until 1932 when he and his wife, Lillian, made Nashville their permanent home.
C. Curry Bohm is a charter member of the Brown County Art Gallery Association and a member of the Brown County Art Guild. He was also a member of the Hoosier Salon, Rockport Art Association, and the North Shore Art Association. His associations are the Chicago Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts.
Mr. Bohm received the Chicago Municipal Art League Prize, The Gold Medal in the Chicago Palette and Chisel, the Frederick N. Vance Memorial Award from the Brown County Art Gallery, the Edward Rector Memorial from the Hoosier Salon, the Lawrence A. Downs Prize, the Tri Kappa Purchase Prize, Daughters of Indiana Award, and the Hoosier Salon Summer Landscape Prize.
C. Curry Bohm was selected by the International Business Machines Corporation for representation at the World’s Fair in 1940.
Many of these artists were either native to Indiana or lived, worked, and studied around the Midwest in the early 20th century, specifically in Indiana locales such as Indianapolis, Brown County, Muncie, Nashville, Portland, Richmond, South Bend, and southern Indiana.
Several artists studied or were integral figures at Indiana institutes such as the Fort Wayne Art School, Muncie Art School, Indiana School of Art, and the Richmond School. Others were associated with entities such as the Brown County Art Colony, Hoosier Group, Hoosier Salon, and the Richmond Art Museum. The artwork we are seeking includes impressionist, landscape, oil, still life, and watercolor paintings from these Indiana artists.
Brown County Art Colony
The Brown County Art Colony was formed in the early 1900s by artists who were attracted by the undisturbed picturesque landscape known as Peaceful Valley. T.C. Steele was the first to become a resident of the county when he purchased 200 acres near Belmont. Adolph Shulz is considered to be the founder of the Brown County Art Colony. He began visiting Brown County in 1908 and in 1917 became a permanent resident. Both Adolph Shulz and T.C. Steele influenced other artists and many began building cabins and moving to the area.
Will Vawter and Gustave Baumann were among the first to make Brown County their home. Other artists such as Charles Dahlgreen, Lucie Hartrath, and L.O. Griffith came from Chicago and by the early 1930s there were at least eighteen artists with permanent homes in Brown County.
Artists such as C. Curry Bohm, Edward K. Williams, Ada Walter Shulz, Carl Graf, V.J. Cariani, Gustav Baumann, Will Vawter, Dale Bessire, Georges LaChance, Marie Goth, Leota Loop, Adam Emory Albright, Olive Rush, and Alexis Fournier flourished and created the Brown County Art Colony nearly 100 years ago.
- Letsinger-Miller, Lyn. The Artists of Brown County. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1994.
- Nesbit, M. Joanne, ed., Barbara Judd, comp. Those Brown County Artists: The Ones Who Came the Ones Who Stayed the Ones Who Moved On. Nashville: Nana’s Book, 1993.
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