Albert Bloch 1882-1961


Albert Bloch gave visual form to the emotional, intellectual and spiritual substance of contemporary life in Germany and America in the first decades of the 20th century. His work resonates with a deep and abiding reverence for the concept of “humanity” in all its beguiling incarnations. From parodies to melancholy meditations, from the theatrical to the scriptural, from expressionist figures to visionary landscapes, Bloch was supremely gifted at capturing the fragility and spirituality of a twentieth-century world in flux.