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Hyman Bloom papers, 1936-1980

Creator:
Bloom, Hyman, 1913-
Subject:
Askew, R. Kirk (Ralph Kirk)
Miller, Dorothy Canning
Moe, Henry Allen
Story, Ala
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.6 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Letters from Dorothy Canning Miller, R. Kirk Askew (of Durlacher Bros.), Henry Allen Moe, Ala Story and others; financial and business records; printed material, including an exhibition catalog, announcements for an exhibit at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a 1949 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship; a typescript of an article by Hyman Swetzoff about Bloom, "Hyman Bloom: The Attainment of a State of Being"; and 152 pencil drawings by Bloom's students, including works by Lynn Banker, Anabel Handy, David Hayes, C. Heijn, Valerie Jayne, Peter W. Kent, Patricia Quinn, John Rooney, John Updike, A.J. Yiannias, E. Zimmerman and others.
ADDITION: Correspondence, ca. 1943-1980, including some relating to an urban renewal project and rent control matters effecting Bloom's residence; tax documents; list of paintings with prices; certificate of fellowship in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Boston (1960); Boston Fenway Art Community Proposal and completed questionnaire; and printed material.
Citation:
Hyman Bloom papers, 1936-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter; Cambridge, Mass. Born near Riga, Latvia in April 1913. Immigrated to Boston in 1920 and began painting and drawing classes, taught by Harold Zimmerman at a settlement house. Worked for the WPA in the early 1930s.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 and 1994 by Bloom.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art students
Painters
Painting, Modern
Sketches
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6745
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208870
AAA_collcode_bloohyma2
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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