In the Bohmerwald
American Impressionist Lilla Cabot Perrys In the Bohmerwald not only captures the dappled sunshine of the Bohemian forest after which it is named, but also reflects the painting style she learned in Giverny, France. Having first experienced marriage and motherhood, Perry did not begin formal artistic training until age 36. When her husbands career took them to Paris, she discovered the work of the Impressionists. Moving to Giverny, she was the rare visiting artist to attract the attention and advice of French Impressionist Claude Monet. Return visits to America helped secure her reputation as an emerging artist. In 1893, she was chosen to represent Massachusetts with 7 works at the Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago. By 1897, she was internationally known, exhibiting regularly at both the St. Bodolph Club in Boston and the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She won a bronze medal at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915 and continued to paint until her death in 1933.