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“The Drawings of Hyman Bloom”

University of Connecticut Museum of Art

“The Drawings of Hyman Bloom,” organized and circulated by the University of Connecticut Museum of Art brought to the San Francisco Bay Area a varied and extensive introductory survey of distinguished graphic work by an artist whose reputation in the eastern United States—particularly along the Boston-New York-Philadelphia axis—is already solidly established, and for whom over the past decade drawing has tended to emerge as the predominant vehicle of a distinctive style.

Although born in 1913, a subject of the late Czar Nicholas II in what is now (Soviet) Lithuania, Hyman Bloom was only seven years old when his family emigrated to the United States and settled in Boston where he grew up and where, early in his secondary schooling, his precocity as a potential artist was discovered and encouraged by one of his public school teachers. Having had unusually good fortune in the excellent teachers

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