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C. Curry Bohm

Brown County and Beyond
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C. Curry Bohm by Daniel Kraft
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C. Curry Bohm was a talented and highly regarded landscape artist who is most commonly associated with Brown County, Indiana. Most consider him a leader of the second generation of Brown County painters. However, Curry's career and success expanded well beyond the borders of Brown County. The artist was born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1894. Much of his artistic training was received in Chicago. The Illinois metropolis served as an important focus for his career development and an outlet for exhibitions until the 1950s. Curry permanently moved to Brown County in 1930. Many of his works during the first half of his career portrayed landscapes painted in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Later, harbor and marine landscapes painted along coastal sites in Massachusetts and Maine provided new challenges and satisfaction for him over the second half of his career. Curry garnered success in all these artistic arenas. He won major awards at the Chicago Palette & Club in the early 1930s. He was awarded multiple exhibition prizes in East Coast shows during the 1950s. His Smoky Mountain and East Coast landscapes were major painting subjects for his showing in the Indiana Hoosier Salon exhibitions, from 1929-1967, where he won over 25 awards, including two Best in Show Awards. Curry Bohm thus became one of the leading painters in the Indiana arts community during the 20th century.

Author Biography

Daniel Kraft is a practicing sports medicine physician in the Indianapolis area. In his spare time, he is also a collector and scholar of historic Indiana art with an emphasis on Brown County. This monograph is his initial experience with writing in the world of art history. He currently resides in Carmel, Indiana, with his loving wife, Marci Royalty, and wonderful daughter, Kathryn. Jim Ross holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Herron School of Art, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, graduating in 1989. His first job upon graduating art school was with the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where he developed his love of historic American art, and specifically early Indiana art. He has been the co-owner of Eckert & Ross Fine Art in Indianapolis for over 18 years, curating, researching, and writing extensively there about early Indiana art. Mr. Ross has volunteered on the boards of directors of several arts organizations over the years, most recently with the Brown County Art Gallery Foundation and with Indiana Heritage Arts, both based in Nashville, Indiana. Gregg Hertzlieb has a master's degree in fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a master's degree in education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. An exhibiting artist working primarily in watercolor and pen and ink, Hertzlieb has shown his art in numerous exhibitions. His work is in both public and private collections. Hertzlieb has edited and contributed to numerous publications for the Brauer Museum of Art. In addition to performing his duties at the museum, Hertzlieb teaches Museum Studies, Managing Facilities, and Printmaking; serves as art editor for Valparaiso University's journal The Cresset; and contributes essays on Brauer collection objects to the Valparaiso Poetry Review. Hertzlieb is a native of Northwest Indiana and lives in La Porte.
Release date Australia
April 21st, 2020
  • Professional & Vocational
100 Illustrations, color
Country of Publication
United States
Indiana University Press
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