|Birth: ||Oct. 21, 1854|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 1934|
Greenwich, Conn., Oct. 27 - Leonard Ochtman, the well-known landscape artist, who died today of a heart attack, had made his home in Greenwich the greater part of his life. In 1891 he married Mina M. Fonda, who died in 1924. From early boyhood Mr. Ochtman showed much talent in art, and although be never took a course in art or studied with any of the great artists of his day, he became on of the foremost landscape painters in the country, through his own efforts and study.
Amoung the prizes he received for his pictures in various parts of the country were: Medal at the Brooklyn Art Club, 1891; medal at the Columbia Exposition, Chicago, 1893; gold medal at Columbia Art Club, 1894; silver medal at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, 1901; silver medal at the Charleston Exposition, 1902; Morgan prize at Salamagundi Club, 1902; Shaw Fund prize, Society American Artists, 1902; Innes gold medal, National Academy Design, 1903; Webb prize, Society American Artists, 1904; two gold medals, St. Louis Exposition, 1904; Corcoran prize, Washington, 1905; Innes prize, Salamagundi Club, 1904; silver medal, Pan Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, 1905.
Mr. Ochtman was formerly president of the Greenwich Society of Artists. He also held membership in the National Academy of Design, the National Institution of Arts and Letters, the American Water-Color Society, the National Art Club, the Lotus Club of New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Washington, the Metropolitan Museum, the Evans Collection, the City Art Museum of St. Louis, the National Gallery of Washington, the Brooklyn Museum, the Fort Worth (Texas) Art Museum, the Hatley Art Gallery, Muskegon, Mich., and the Bruce Museum, Greenwich. Many of his pictures are hung in these galleries and his pictures are also included in numerous private collections.
New York Times, October 28, 1934.
Mina Myra Fonda Ochtman (1862 - 1924)*
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Dec 06, 2013
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