Hyman Bloom (1913-2009) was a major figure in mid-20th century American art. Bloom achieved considerable acclaim before the age of 30: in 1942, thirteen of his paintings were included in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) exhibition "Americans 1942: 18 Artists from 9 States", curated by Dorothy Miller. MoMA purchased Bloom's The Bride and The Synagogue from that exhibition. In 1950, Bloom, along with Pollock, de Kooning & Gorky, was among a small group of artists selected to represent the U.S. at the Venice Biennale. Today, Bloom's paintings and large scale drawings can be found in the collections of MoMA, Boston's MFA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum, The National Academy of Design, and a large number of other institutions across the country.