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Creator:
Bloch, Albert, 1882-1961  Search this
Subject:
Kandinsky, Wassily  Search this
Fehl, Philipp P.  Search this
Bloch, Anna  Search this
Penney, James  Search this
Marc, Franz  Search this
Klinker, Emmy  Search this
Klee, Paul  Search this
Sudlow, Robert  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sketches
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
17.9 Linear feet
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)
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.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
The <em>Albert Bloch, the American Blue Rider Exhibition records</em>, 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:
Collection is in English and German.
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Blaue Reiter (Group of artists)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16245
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370481
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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