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Max Bachofen

 (1903 - 1987)
Max Albin Bachofen was active/lived in Ohio, Texas / Switzerland, Swaziland.  Max Bachofen Bachhofen is known for landscape.

Max Bachofen

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Immigrating with his family to the United States from Switzerland in 1910 when he was age seven, Max Bachofen lived in Alliance, Ohio where he graduated from high school. He studied at the Cleveland School of Art with Paul Bough Travis and then traveled to Mexico where he did painting. In 1929, he began spending winters in Texas in Castroville and Alliance, and he was a student in San Antonio with Jose Arpa and Wilson Nixon. During the Depression, he worked as a house painter. With the Civilian Conservation Corps, he worked in Texas and Alaska, and with the Public Works Project, painted in Ohio.

He settled first in Buda, Texas and then Austin. "His picturesque beard landed him small roles in a number of motion pictures." (21)

Exhibitions included the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy and the Witte Memorial Museum in San Antonio.

John and Deborah Powers, "Texas Painters, Sculptors, & Graphic Artists"

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About  Max Bachofen

Born:  1903 - Turbenthal, Zurich, Switzerland
Died:   1987 - Hays County, Texas
Known for:  landscape