Born on 3/ 18/ 1884 in Newark . Koch maintained studios in NYC and Mystic, CT after the turn of the century. After visiting California in 1914, he returned in 1917 to establish a home in the Carmel Highlands, Due to anti-German sentiment in the U.S. during WWI, for about a decade he spelled his name Kotch. He was a cofounder of the Carmel Art Ass’n in 1927 and served as director for the first two years. A highly skilled painter, his oversize (40″x50″) oils include marines and landscapes of the Monterey Peninsula. Koch died in Monterey, CA on Sept. 13, 1951.
Exh: Carmel AA from 1927; Calif. Statewide (Santa Cruz), 1930; Calif. State Fair, 1933; GGIE, 1939.
Edan Hughes, “Artists in California, 1786-1940”
AAA 1909-15; PF; AAW; Monterey Public Library; Death Record