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