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Albert Bloch papers, 1873-2014

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Creator:
Bloch, Albert, 1882-1961
Subject:
Sudlow, Robert
Kandinsky, Wassily
Kahn, Max
Strauss, David
Klee, Paul
Klinker, Emmy
Penney, James
Fehl, Philipp P.
Bloch, Anna
Marc, Franz
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
17.9 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
The papers of painter and educator Albert Bloch measure 17.9 linear feet and date from 1873 to 2014. The collection documents his career as an artist and university professor in Lawrence, Kansas, as well as his time in Munich, Germany, as part of the Blue Rider group of German Expressionists. The collection includes biographical material, extensive personal and professional correspondence, writings, personal business records, exhibition files, printed material, photographs, and artwork. Throughout the collection are records maintained by his widow Anna Bloch on the exhibition, sale, and research of Bloch's work after his death.
Citation:
Albert Bloch papers, 1873-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
The Albert Bloch, the American Blue Rider Exhibition records, 1994-1997, are available at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Biography Note:
Albert Bloch (1882-1961) was a painter and educator in Lawrence, Kansas. From 1909 to 1921, he lived and worked in Germany, where he was associated with Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) group of European modernists.
Language Note:
Some correspondence is in German.
Provenance:
Donated 2015 by the Albert Bloch Foundation via Scott Heffley, president. Additonal letters from Anna Bloch donated 2017 by David Strauss, Albert Bloch's cousin.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Expressionism (Art)
Educators
Painters
Photographs
Sketches
Der Blaue Reiter (Art)
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16245
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370481
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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