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 Robert Otto Bach  (1917 - 2010)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/California      Known for: design, landscape painting, decorator, art education

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Tropical Fish, 1941 Hawaiiana, 1941 (two watercolors)
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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Robert Otto Bach was born in San Francisco, CA on Feb. 6, 1917. Bach studied at the CSFA and with Joseph Sinel. He was active in his native city as a commercial artist and member of The Thirteen Watercolorists until joining the Army in 1941.

While stationed in Hawaii he taught landscape painting at the Honolulu Academy of Art. Following the war he became art director of N. W. Ayer's Honolulu office. Ayer transferred him to the San Francisco office in 1948; he worked there until 1957 when he moved to Philadelphia. He died in Haverford, Pennsylvania on February 6, 2010. 

Exh: Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1939; San Francisco Museum of (modern) Art, 1939, 1940; San Francisco Art Association, 1942; Oakland Art Gallery, 1942.

Works held: Honolulu Academy of Art.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1940; Interview with the artist or his/her family.
Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.

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