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Arnold Blanch

1934 Eugenie Gershoy Born: Krivoi Rog, Russia 1901 Died: United States 1986 bronze 20 3/4 x 8 3/8 x 7 5/8 in. (52.7 x 21.2 x 19.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Doris Lee Blanch 1969.163 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 47B


Luce Center Label

Arnold Blanch studied at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts, then at New York’s Art Students League, where he met Eugenie Gershoy. He joined the artists’ colony at Woodstock in 1923 with his wife, Lucile Blanch, and stayed there for several years, painting still lifes and landscapes. He worked in New York City during the 1930s, along with many other artists from the colony, and painted murals for the Works Progress Administration. Gershoy modeled this piece while they were both at Woodstock in 1934. It shows Blanch, paintbrushes in hand, contemplating an invisible canvas.

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Dress - accessory - apron

Occupation - art - designer

Occupation - art - painter

Occupation - art - printmaker

Portrait male - Blanch, Arnold - full length

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About Eugenie Gershoy

Born: Krivoi Rog, Russia 1901 Died: United States 1986

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