New Works by
Dora Atwater Millikin
Max Bohm . EN MER
En Mer: Anne Packard and Max Bohm
EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY
GRANDFATHER & GRANDDAUGHTER
WALKER-CUNNINGHAM FINE ART
Walker-Cunningham Fine Art
Terry Allen Lanza of Stylest Consultancy, LLC
Boston, MA – January 12, 2010, Walker-Cunningham Fine Art and Stylest Consultancy present paintings by renowned Provincetown artist Anne Packard and her grandfather, the influential American painter Max Bohm (1868-1923).
New and recent works by Anne Packard and a selection of late 19th and early 20th century paintings by Max Bohm – including his 1898 gold medal winning masterpiece En Mer - will be on view.
In this first-of-its-kind exhibition showing works by Max Bohm and Anne Packard together, we see an artistic family legacy fueled by the inner drive of two deeply talented individuals who never met in life. Whether on the Brittany coast, or the shores of Provincetown, grandfather and granddaughter delight in the mystery and power of the sea and the natural world beyond. Bringing their paintings together, the exhibition provides a view of inspiration that has been passed down through generations via the power of artistic vision.
"It is an exciting moment when we recognize the importance of a family legacy among artists," says Sarah Cunningham, owner of Walker-Cunningham Fine Art. “Individually, Anne Packard and Max Bohn hold their own in so many ways - together, their paintings create an energy that becomes more than the sum of its parts."
En Mer: Anne Packard and Max Bohm exhibition and sale at
Walker-Cunningham Fine Art opens Thursday, March 4, 2010 and
ends March 27, 2010.
About Walker-Cunningham Fine Art
Established in 1979, Walker-Cunningham Fine Art specializes in works by American artists with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th centuries as well as select contemporary painters.
About Stylest Consultancy, LLC
Stylest Consultancy is an innovative arts and interiors advisory working in collaboration with businesses, artists, and individuals regarding art, interiors, and styling matters.
About Anne Packard (b. 1933)
Ten years after her grandfather, renowned American artist Max Bohm died, Anne Packard was born in 1933 and raised in Hyde Park, New Jersey. Ms. Packard spent summers as a child in Provincetown and made Provincetown her full-time residence in 1977. A self-taught artist, her early work was often painted on wood panels and weathered shingles. She later studied for a time with the late Phil Malicoat. Ms. Packard, through her highly successful career, has gained wide recognition and a major following of both private collectors and institutions for her atmospheric, ethereal works. Her subjects include the landscapes of the Outer Cape of Massachusetts, Europe and the Mediterranean. She brings to her work an instinct and skill drawn from a deep family well of painters. Her life and work has been the subject of many publications, articles and a short documentary. She is a third generation painter.
About Max Bohm (1868-1923)
Max Bohm was a successful and popular artist in his day. He was member of the National Academy of Design and of the National Arts Club. Beginning in the mid-1880s, Bohm traveled abroad and spent the majority of his life in France including Etaples. Returning to the United States at the onset of WWI, he lived in Tuckahoe and Bronxville, New York where he completed several commissions for his patron Mrs. Mary Beecher Longyear of Brookline, MA including the acclaimed triptych mural Music in Nature. After only 8 years, he died suddenly at the age of 55 in Provincetown, Massachusetts where he and fellow painters Charles Hawthorne and Edwin Dickinson had a profound influence on the early years of the Provincetown Art Colony. Throughout his life, Bohm exhibited widely, winning numerous awards and medals. Bohm was a regular feature in the New York Times reviews and in International Studio magazine during his day. His works were sought after both in the United States and abroad. Bohm was as popular an art teacher as he was a painter; John Singer Sargent remarked that he was the best teacher he had encountered.
Bohm studied at the Académie Julian, Paris and won a gold medal at the Paris Salon in 1898 for En Mer, a masterpiece of movement and emotion featuring a sailing vessel on high seas. Included in his extensive exhibition history are showings at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Art Institute of Chicago, Knoedler, Grand Central, Milch and MacBeth Galleries in New York. He was awarded a silver medal at the Paris Expo in 1900, a silver medal at the St. Louis Expo in 1904, and a gold medal in San Francisco at the Pan-Pacific Expo in 1915.