BOHM, Johanna Cecelia Hansi

1907 - 1996

Johanna Cecelia Hansi Bauer, was born in Vienna, Austria on 22 May 1907, daughter of Friedrich Fritz Bauer and Ida Bauer, who was formerly married to Franz Böhm, with whom she had issue and took the name of Bohm. Johanna commenced her art training at Cizek's Vienna Art School, training as a commercial artist in the early 1930s before coming to live at Belsize Park, London in 1939, where she learned photography and began illustrating book covers. She later trained as an occupational therapist, with a view to entering art therapy which she had learned from Marie Petrie. Böhm was employed as an art therapist in an Essex Hospital, where she had two small rooms for pottery and painting. After the Second World War she spent a long time living and painting in the Walberswick area of Suffolk. She had solo exhibitions in New York and at London's Drian Galleries and Cardiff Arts Centre. She died in London on 9 February 1996.

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