(1906 - 1992)
Peter Blume was active/lived in Connecticut. Peter Blume is known for surreal landscape-genre and figure painting.
Noted for his surrealist- tinged figuration called 'magic realism',
Peter Blume remained outside any clearly defined current of American
art, and throughout his sixty year career rarely veered from the quirky
narrative style he developed in his twenties. Born in Smorgon,
Russia, Peter Blume's parents emigrated to the United States in 1911,
and settled in Brooklyn, New York, around 1912. Blume's father
worked in the clothing trade as a 'marker', laying out patterns on
Blume studied art from the age of 13 at evening classes, then at the
Educational Alliance in the lower East Side of New York, where he
learned about modern art and also met numerous artists. He then went on
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