Claude Curry Bohm (Tennessee/Indiana, 1894-1971) impressionistic oil on canvas maritime painting titled “Loading,” depicting a group of fishermen on a dock preparing to board two fishing boats moored in the water, possibly a Gloucester, Massachusetts scene. Signed “C Curry Bohm” lower left. Housed in a gilt wood frame. Sight – 19 1/8″ H x 23 1/4″ W. Framed – 25 1/2″ H x 29 1/4″ W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Claude Curry Bohm was born in Nashville, Tennessee and grew up in New Orleans. He studied at the National Academy with Edward F. Timmons and at the Chicago Art Institute. After living and working for awhile in Chicago he moved to Brown County, Indiana in the 1930s, where he painted and taught. He also spent time painting in his home state of Tennessee, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and, in later years, Mexico. He was a member of numerous art associations and won several prizes including Outstanding Watercolor in the Indiana Artists’ Club in 1945, a gold medal in 1931 in the Palette and Chisel Academy, the Frederick M. Vance Memorial Award from the Brown County Art Gallery, the Chicago Municipal Art League Prize; 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. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Frame with scattered minor areas of loss/abrasions.
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