Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bloohyma2
Creators:
Bloom, Hyman, 1913-
Durlacher Bros. (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
1936-1980
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.4 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters from Dorothy Canning Miller, R. Kirk Askew (of Durlacher Bros.), Henry Allen Moe, Ala Story and others; financial and business records; printed material, including an exhibition catalog, announcements for an exhibit at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a 1949 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship; a typescript of an article by Hyman Swetzoff about Bloom, "Hyman Bloom: The Attainment of a State of Being"; and 152 pencil drawings by Bloom's students, including works by Lynn Banker, Anabel Handy, David Hayes, C. Heijn, Valerie Jayne, Peter W. Kent, Patricia Quinn, John Rooney, John Updike, A.J. Yiannias, E. Zimmerman and others.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: Correspondence, ca. 1943-1980, including some relating to an urban renewal project and rent control matters effecting Bloom's residence; tax documents; list of paintings with prices; certificate of fellowship in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Boston (1960); Boston Fenway Art Community Proposal and completed questionnaire; and printed material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Cambridge, Mass. Born near Riga, Latvia in April 1913. Immigrated to Boston in 1920 and began painting and drawing classes, taught by Harold Zimmerman at a settlement house. Worked for the WPA in the early 1930s.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1981 and 1994 by Bloom.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art students -- Massachusetts Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Askew, R. Kirk (Ralph Kirk), 1903-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Story, Ala Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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