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Albert Bloch papers, 1873-2014

Creator:
Bloch, Albert, 1882-1961  Search this
Subject:
Sudlow, Robert  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily  Search this
Kahn, Max  Search this
Strauss, David  Search this
Klee, Paul  Search this
Klinker, Emmy  Search this
Penney, James  Search this
Fehl, Philipp P.  Search this
Bloch, Anna  Search this
Marc, Franz  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Educators  Search this
Der Blaue Reiter (Art)  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16245
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370481
AAA_collcode_blocalbe
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_370481
Additional Online Media:

A bibliographical guide to the study of the history of art

Author:
Fehl, Philipp P  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 48 p. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Topic:
Art--History--Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
Z5931 .F29 1969
Z5931.F29 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_162068

The classical monument; reflections on the connection between morality and art in Greek and Roman sculpture [by] Philipp Fehl

Author:
Fehl, Philipp P  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 115, [34] p. illus. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
Topic:
Sculpture, Classical  Search this
Art and morals  Search this
Call number:
NB85 .F36 1972X
NB85.F36 1972X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_17895

The classical monument : foundations of a tradition and its moral implications / by Philipp Fehl

Author:
Fehl, Philipp P  Search this
Physical description:
x, 261 leaves : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
1963
Topic:
Sculpture, Classical  Search this
Art and morals  Search this
Call number:
NB85 .F36 1963a
NB85.F36 1963a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_378800

Decorum and wit : the poetry of Venetian painting : essays in the history of the classical tradition / Philipp P. Fehl

Author:
Fehl, Philipp P  Search this
Physical description:
428 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Venice
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Painting, Italian  Search this
Painting, Renaissance  Search this
Classicism in art  Search this
Call number:
ND621.V5 F28 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_468149

Capricci [by] Philipp Fehl. Selection and introd. by Wilfried Skreiner

Author:
Fehl, Philipp P  Search this
Skreiner, Wilfried  Search this
Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (chiefly illus.) 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
[1971]
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C243x F29
N40.1.C243xF29
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_189231

Capriccio : the jest & earnestness of art : a history of the capriccio in prints : Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, November 7 to December 20, 1987

Author:
Fehl, Philipp P  Search this
Prokopoff, Stephen S  Search this
Krannert Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Prints, European  Search this
Fantasy in art  Search this
Call number:
NE2149.F28 C25 1987
NE2149.F28C25 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411802

Albert Bloch papers

Creator:
Bloch, Albert  Search this
Names:
Bloch, Anna  Search this
Fehl, Philipp P.  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940  Search this
Klinker, Emmy  Search this
Marc, Franz, 1880-1916  Search this
Penney, James, 1910-1982  Search this
Sudlow, Robert  Search this
Extent:
17.9 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
1873-2014
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.
Scope and Contents:
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.

Biographical material includes vital records, passports, chronologies, biographical summaries, family history documents, and bibliography files compiled by Anna Bloch. Correspondence is with family, friends, artists, art historians, students, museums, galleries, publishers, magazines, and others, and includes letters of both a personal and professional nature. Of note is Albert Bloch's correspondence with artists Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Emmy Klinker, Franz Marc, Philipp Fehl, and his students James Penney and Robert Sudlow.

Writings include poetry, lectures, essays, notes, and Bloch's translations of the writings of Austrian writer Karl Kraus. Included are many drafts of his book of poetry, Ventures in Verse: Selected Pieces. Also found are love notes between Albert and Anna Bloch. Writings by others include a few notebooks and loose notes by Anna Bloch, essays and lectures about Bloch's artwork, and poetry.

Personal business records include lists of artworks, price lists, sales records, and ownership records, and more recent records concerning artwork conservation; agreements, and consignment records with art galleries and dealers; and artwork shipping records, all maintained by Anna Bloch. Exhibition files are not comprehensive, and primarily document retrospective exhibitions of Bloch's artwork occurring after his death. Of note are records, including a scrapbook, for a 1997 retrospective at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Printed material includes exhibition publications, news clippings, magazines, journals, and photocopies of Bloch's work for The Mirror. Photographs depict Bloch in his home, studio, and with family and friends. Also found are many photographs of family and friends, artwork by Bloch, Blue Rider exhibition photographs taken by artist Gabriele M√ľnter, and two photograph album "Record Books" that contain annotated photographs of his painting during the period that he lived in Germany. A small amount of artwork includes sketches by Bloch.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1873-1990s (0.4 Linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1912-2013 (6.2 Linear feet; Boxes 1-7)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1920s-1990s (3.9 Linear feet; Boxes 7-11)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1914-2014 (0.6 Linear feet; Box 11)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1939-2000 (0.7 Linear feet; Box 12, 19)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1911-2006 (2 Linear feet; Boxes 12-14)

Series 7: Photographic Materials, circa 1882-2013 (4.1 Linear feet; Boxes 14-21)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1930s-1950s (0.2 Linear feet; Box 17)
Biographical / Historical:
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.

Bloch was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and as a teenager attended the St. Louis School of Fine Arts. From 1905 to 1913, he contributed numerous caricatures, cartoons, covers, and articles to the satirical newspaper The Mirror. In 1905, he married Hortense Altheimer and they lived briefly in New York City before moving to the artists' district in Munich, Germany, thanks to the financial support of William Reedy, editor of The Mirror. By 1911 Bloch had befriended prominent members of the Neue Kunstlervereinigung Munchen (NKVM), including Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc. He joined them when they later seceded from the NKVM group to form Der Blaue Reiter. Bloch exhibited six paintings in the group's first exhibition in 1911-1912. Over the next few years, Bloch exhibited his works regularly, most notably at Der Sturm Gallery. He and his family remained in Germany throughout World War I, returning to the US in 1921.

Bloch worked briefly at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art, and in 1923, settled in Lawrence, Kansas, accepting a faculty position at the University of Kansas. During this period he did not regularly exhibit his work and focused on teaching and writing. He corresponded with Austrian writer Karl Kraus, editor of Die Fackel, and began to translate Kraus' works into English. In the early 1930s, Bloch met Anna Francis at the University of Kansas and later she lived with the Bloch family, including Hortense and two sons, Bernard and Walter. After the death of his wife Hortense, Alfred married Anna in 1951. 1947, Bloch suffered a heart attack and retired from the University of Kansas. That same year a book of his poetry, Ventures in Verse: Selected Pieces, was published.

Bloch continued to paint and had a large retrospective of his work in 1955 at the University of Kansas Museum of Art. He died in December 1961 after a long illness.
Related Materials:
The Albert Bloch, the American Blue Rider Exhibition records, 1994-1997, are available at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2015 by the Albert Bloch Foundation via Scott Heffley, president. Additonal letters from Anna Bloch donated 2017 by David Strauss, Albert Bloch's cousin.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The Albert Bloch papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Educators -- Kansas -- Lawrence  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Expressionism (Art) -- Germany  Search this
Der Blaue Reiter (Art)  Search this
Painters -- Kansas -- Lawrence  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Albert Bloch papers, 1873-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.blocalbe
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Archives of American Art
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Daniel M. Mendelowitz papers, [ca. 1950-1970]

Creator:
Mendelowitz, Daniel Marcus, 1905-1980  Search this
Subject:
Prokopoff, Stephen S.  Search this
Meyer, Susan E.  Search this
Gruenberger, John  Search this
Knesse, Carolyn  Search this
Abramowitz, Carrie  Search this
Walker, Robert A.  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth  Search this
Leek, Thomas  Search this
Forster-Hahn, Francoise  Search this
Ackerman, Gerald M.  Search this
Imbrie, Andrew  Search this
Baxter, Robert  Search this
Wilmerding, John  Search this
Chapman, Ruth  Search this
Stewart, Marion C.  Search this
Castellons, Hilda  Search this
Eitner, Lorenz  Search this
Wheeler, Daniel  Search this
Lasansky, Mauricio  Search this
Martell, Karla  Search this
Culver, Kenneth Leon  Search this
Wark, Robert R.  Search this
Miller, Dwight Earl  Search this
Dodd, Lamar  Search this
Berggruen, John Henry  Search this
Finch, Jean  Search this
Hoekema, James  Search this
Powell, John  Search this
Sears, Robert R.  Search this
Fehl, Philipp P.  Search this
Gunn, Richard L.  Search this
Deaton, Charles  Search this
Adams, Mark  Search this
Brakeley, Theresa C.  Search this
Kearney, Patricia  Search this
Moore, Bob  Search this
Fairbanks, Jonathan L.  Search this
Brooks, E. Howard  Search this
Russell, John  Search this
Tomko, George P.  Search this
Knesse, Martin  Search this
Boyle, Keith  Search this
Paterson, Anthony R.  Search this
Madison, Charles Allan  Search this
Elsen, Albert Edward  Search this
Hellman, Judith Adler  Search this
McManus, Maureen Eleanor  Search this
Bush, Robert  Search this
Renwick, Hugh  Search this
De Grummond, Lena Young  Search this
Elias, Hans  Search this
Lewis, R. E. (Raymond E.)  Search this
Breer, Robert C. (Robert Carlton)  Search this
Hamlin, Edith  Search this
Cooney, William  Search this
Curtis, Joan  Search this
McIntosh, David  Search this
Palmer, Herbert Bearl  Search this
De Vries, Helen  Search this
Gray, Lewis  Search this
Levine, Lawrence W.  Search this
Kahn, Matt  Search this
Studebaker, Jan  Search this
Sidney, Neilma  Search this
Lowry, W. McNeil (Wilson McNeil)  Search this
Howard, Dan  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan  Search this
Brown, Philip  Search this
Richardson, John Adkins  Search this
Knowles, Joseph E.  Search this
Wakeham, Duane A.  Search this
Casey, Richard  Search this
Chiswick, Lloyd  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Marfyak, Jan  Search this
Gannett, Ruth Chrisman  Search this
Allen, Donald R.  Search this
Meyer, William  Search this
Powers, Harry  Search this
Beall, Dennis Ray  Search this
Eisner, Elliot W.  Search this
Roth, Elizabeth E.  Search this
Faulkner, Ray Nelson  Search this
Gilbert, Rita  Search this
Cushing, Frederic S.  Search this
Dinahanian, Richard  Search this
Stanford University.Dept. of Art  Search this
Topic:
Educators  Search this
Drawing  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8064
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210235
AAA_collcode_menddani
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210235

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