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Contemporary realist Del-Bourree Bach is known for his striking and almost tactile depictions of man and nature. Although many are inspired by the sea and the life in and around it, he enjoys painting many subjects from rural farms to western vistas to city sidewalks. His paintings invite viewers to enter into the scene and challenge them to create their own stories. Primarily a studio painter, he works mainly in acrylic, but occasionally enjoys transparent watercolor.
Del’s work is included in many private and public collections including the Florence Griswold Museum in CT, the Albrecht Kemper Museum in MO, the Salmagundi Club New York and the U.S. Embassy and Coast Guard Art Collections. He has received more than 150 awards in national and international competition, including two Awards of Excellence at the 31st and 33rd International Exhibition of Marine Art at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, the Samuel T. Shaw Award at the Salmagundi Club of New York's 129th Combined Annual Exhibition 2013 and The Ralph Fabri Medal and Award at the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic 2013 Exhibit. In 2014 his work has received awards at the Slater Museum, New Haven Paint and Clay, Salmagundi Club New York, Copley Society of Boston, and Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts among others. He was also recently honored by Artists for Conservation for "Artistic Excellence and Extraordinary Dedication to Conservation." In 2006 he was the first artist to be awarded the newly minted Robert Sanstrom Gold Medal and prize by the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. In 2003 he received the George Gray Award from the United States Coast Guard and in 2011 he received the Silver Medal of Honor from Allied Artists of America.
American Artist magazine published the first article on Del's paintings in 2002. This has been followed by features in The Artists Magazine (2002, 2014), International Artist (Master Painters of the World 2003), Watercolor Magic (2005), American Art Collector (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014), Acrylic Artist (2014) and Fine Art Connoisseur (2010, 2014), and (2014).
Bach is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists, Artists for Conservation, Society of Animal Artists, Allied Artists of America, American Artists Professional League (Fellow), Audubon Artists, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, International Society of Acrylic Painters, Salmagundi Club of New York and Providence Art Club and an elected artist member of the Copley Society in Boston, Lyme Art Association, Mystic Arts Center and Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts among others. In 2009 he was named to the Paint America Masters Circle, an honor he shares with only a dozen artists nationwide.
Represented by Hughes Gallery for almost fifteen years, we’re always proud to host his annual exhibition in Boca Grande. Del’s recent national shows include American Masters at SCNY, the 36th International Exhibition of Marine Art and Modern Marine Masters at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, American Society of Marine Artists 16th National, The Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa OK Collectors' Reserve 2014, and "The Art of Conservation 2014 – an International Exhibit of Nature in Art."
Del has served on boards of a number of not-for profits including the Salmagundi and Providence Art Clubs, Lyme Art Association and Mystic Arts Center. He often juries regional and national exhibitions.
Exhibitions & awards, 2016
Exhibitions & awards, 2015
Exhibitions & awards, 2014
Exhibitions & awards, 2013
Exhibitions & awards, 2012
Exhibitions & awards, 2011
Exhibitions & awards, 2010
Exhibitions & awards, 1996-2009
* Deployment and painting commissions for Coast Guard Art Program
* San Diego – Tactical Law Enforcement Team
* Signature Membership – Paint America Signature Society
* Elected Artists Membership – Lyme Art Association (Also Duo Show)
* Featured in American Art Collector and Western Art Collector articles about inaugural year of American Masters Exhibition
Signature Member status:
*American Society of Marine Artists
*Society of Animal Artists
*National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
*National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic
*Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Louisiana, and North East
*American Artist Professional League
Elected Member status:
*Audubon Artists, American Artists Professional League
*Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
*Providence Art Club
Feature articles have been written about Del in these publications:
American Art Collector
Lowtide Down East
Twilight's Last Gleaming
Rock Harbor Sail
Old Broken Seat
The Old Beach Cottage