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Julius Bloch

 (1888 - 1966)
Julius Thiengen Bloch was active/lived in Pennsylvania / Germany.  Julius Bloch is known for figure, portrait and landscape painting, prints.

Julius Bloch

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Julius Block, one of the prominent Jewish artists of Philadelphia, was a social realist painter whose subjects focused on the working classes.  His admiration for Thomas Eakins, also a social realist, likely contributed to his interest in these subjects.  For many years, he was a teacher at the Pennsylvania Academy, and his message to students was that you need to know life in order to paint life.

He began his career by painting floral still-lives, but seeing Depression-era social conditions changed his focus to express his sympathy for persons who were "down and out."

One of the first American artists to paint poverty-stricken black Americans, he tried to make sure that his subjects retained their dignity.  I  ...  Displaying 750 of 7140 characters.

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About  Julius Bloch

Born:  1888 - Kehl, Germany
Died:   1966 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Known for:  figure, portrait and landscape painting, prints