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Bloch, E. Maurice (1916-1989)



  • Existence: 1916 - 1989

Biographical History

E. Maurice Bloch (1916-1989) was a prominent 20th-century art historian, curator and professor specializing in American art. Bloch was born on October 16, 1916 in New York City to Leonard Bloch, a Dutch businessman, and Rose von Auspitz (Bloch), an Austrian singer. He studied art at New York University earning a B.A. from NYU in 1939 and an A.M. from the Institute of Fine Arts in 1942. He served as curator of the Grunwald Center at UCLA from 1957 until his retirement in 1982. Bloch’s scholarly focus was the life and work of George Caleb Bingham. Bloch collected for his own interests as well amassing a large collection of autographs of American artists represented in this collection. The collection includes several threads of correspondence between himself, his father, Leonard Bloch, and various artists regarding the collection.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Artists' Letters & Manuscripts Collection

Identifier: M2005.003
Dates: Majority of material found within 1790 - 1968

E. Maurice Bloch Papers

Identifier: M2014.003
Dates: Majority of material found within 1975 - 1988

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Accession 2
Collection 1
Artist Letters 1