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Albert Bloch

Albert Bloch (1882-1961), perhaps the most famous American artist of his time, was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a German-American painter, printmaker, and educator. Bloch was a founding member of the new modernist art movement known as the St. Louis School. He was a student at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts, where he studied under renowned painter Thomas Hart Benton. Bloch was also a contributing artist to the famous Armory Show of 1913 in New York City. His most famous work is the abstract painting The Blue Banners of Night which hangs in the St. Louis Art Museum. Other important works include Nude with Flowers (1912), The Chess Players (1914), and The Man of Sorrows (1915). Bloch was a pioneer of modernism and a leader in the abstractionist movement in the United States.

Albert Bloch, American artist, St. Louis School, modernist art, abstract painting, Armory Show.

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