About Ken Bachman

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 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 paintings  Thereafter, he had a solo exhibition in the Hill Center Galleries in May and June, 2017.  In the past two years, he has received nine awards for his artworks in eight juried exhibitions.   (For press coverage, See http://www.eastcityart.com/reviews/east-city-artnotes-hill-center-galleries-regional-juried-exhibition/).  {East City Art  also features one of his paintings in the 2017 To See a Song exhibit at Gallery O (http://www.eastcityart.com/openings-and-events/gallery-o-h-chal-present-see-song-group-exhibition/)).  Recently, he received two “Best in Show” awards, one in the 2017 Olney Art Association Annual Juried Show at Kentlands Mansion and the other at the 2018 Hill Center Galleries Juried show of the Capitol Hill Art League.  He was awarded first place in the juried 2017 open regional exhibition of the Capitol Hill Art League and in the 2017 juried Waterford VA Fine Art Exhibition.  He received second place in 2016 at the juried Friendship Heights show of the Montgomery Art Association, the juried Chevy Chase Women’s Club show, and the 2016 juried exhibition at the Capitol Hill Art League.  Several of his paintings have been selected by jurors from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for highly selective exhibits, including the Strokes of Genius and American Landscape Exhibits of the Maryland Federation of Art.   He has exhibited his works throughout the Washington metropolitan area in numerous other exhibitions, including in the Glen Echo Labor Day Show, the Kensington Labor Day Show;  the Yellow Barn Member show; the Rockville Art League Member show;  the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts show; the Artists and Makers Member Show; the Brookside Gardens shows and several other events.  One of his paintings was recently selected for the 2018 Strathmore Annual Juried Exhibition and three for the 2018 Dumbarton Juried Show.

He is an authorized Copyist at the National Gallery of Art