About Ken Bachman

Ken Bachman's love of art began at an early age in Paris with frequent trips to the Louvre.  Since then he has always found great satisfaction in creating paintings. Although his time for painting was limited during his 40 year career as a lawyer and partner in a leading international law firm, he has been concentrating fully on his art for the last four years. He lives and works in Bethesda, Maryland.  He recently completed the three year program in oil painting at the Compass Atelier where he remains an active alum. 

 In early 2016, the Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park had an exhibition of a selection of his oil paintingsThereafter, he had an exhibition in the Hill Center Galleries in May and June, 2017.  In the past two years, he has received seven awards for his artworks in five juried exhibitions, including one juried by Eric Denker of the National Gallery of Art   (For press coverage, See http://www.eastcityart.com/reviews/east-city-artnotes-hill-center-galleries-regional-juried-exhibition/).  He was awarded first place in the juried 2017 open regional exhibition of the Capitol Hill Art League.  He also received second place in a 2016 juried exhibition at the Capitol Hill Art League, at the juried Friendship Heights show of the Montgomery Art Association, and at the juried Chevy Chase Women’s Club show.  Four of his paintings have been selected by jurors from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Gallery of Art for highly selective exhibits.  Most recently, one of his paintings was selected by the head of painting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for the American Landscape exhibition of the Maryland Federation of Art.    

He has exhibited his works throughout the Washington metropolitan area, including in the Glen Echo Labor Day Show, the Kensington Labor Day Show; the Strokes of Genius, American Landscape and Member shows of the Maryland Federation of Art; several Capitol Hill Art League and Hill Center Galleries shows; the Rockville Art League Member show; the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts show; the Artists and Makers Member Show; the Chevy Chase Women's Club Show; the Friendship Heights show; the Brookside Gardens shows and several other events.  Over 25  of his paintings have sold in the last two years.  He is an authorized Copyist at the National Gallery of Art


Compass Atelier Master Artist Program

Harvard Law School