Artist of the moment…..Hyman Bloom

Hyman Bloom was born in the country of Latvia, which was then a part of the Russian Empire,  in the year 1913. His work was a mixture of religious and cultural ideals from his Jewish faith but also a feeling of magical and mythical with his use of skeletons and ghosts. Bloom’s family made the move to the United States in 1920.

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When he was in his teens he was awarded a scholarship to study with another artist already profiled here named Jack Levine. Levine’s work concentrated on the expressions of the human figure. Below a great example of Levine’s style. Bloom, Levine, and another painter named Karl Zerbe would develop a similar style of painting that came to be known as Boston Expressionist. Levine was renown for depicting the politicians and entertainment celebrities of his time.

Participated in the Venice Biennale in 1950.

Enjoyed listening to Indian music.

Winner of Guggenheim fellowship.

Hyman Bloom passed away in 2009 at the age of 96 years old.

Elected to the National Academy of Design. Also chosen as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

In this clip we visit a show with the great James Kalm:

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