From Color & Ecstasy: The Art of Hyman Bloom
© 2002, National Academy of Design.  Reproduced with permission


One-Man Exhibitions and Selected Reviews

1945

  • Hyman Bloom: New Paintings. Stuart Art Gallery, Boston, 6 November-1 December.
    • Adlow, Dorothy. “Hyman Bloom’s Solo Exhibition: Young Boston Artist’s Work On View at Stuart Gallery.” The Christian Science Monitor, 15 November 1945.

1946    

  • Paintings by Hyman Bloom. Durlacher Bros., New York, 7 January-2 February.
    • “Determined Modernism.” New York Times, 13 January
    • “An Expressionist.” New York Herald Tribune,20 January 1946.
    • “Horrible Result.” New York World Telegram, 12 January
    • “A Matter of Moods.” The New Yorker, 19 January 1946.
    • “The Passing Shows.” Art News 44 (15 January 1946): 21.
    • Gibbs, Jo. “Bloom’s Encore.” Art Digest 20 (15 January 1946): 15.
    • Greenberg, Clement. “Review of Exhibitions of Hyman Bloom, David Smith, and Robert Motherwell.” The Nation, 26 January 1946. Reprinted in Greenberg, Clement. The Collected Essays and Criticism. Vol. 2, Arrogant Purpose, 1945-1949. Edited by John O’Brian. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1988,51-55.

1948    

  • Hyman Bloom. Durlacher Bros., New York, 30 March-24 April.
    • “Morbid.” New York Times, 4 April 1948.
    • “Reviews and Previews.” Art News 47 (April 1948): 50.
    • L, A. “Young Morbidity.” Art Digest 22 (15 April 1948): 19.

1949    

  • Hyman Bloom. Boris Mirski Art Gallery, Boston, 4 February-5 March.
    • “The Pessimistic View.” Time, 14 March 1949.
    • Dame, Lawrence. “Regarding Boston.” Art Digest 23, 10  (1 March 1949): 6.
    • Freedberg, Sydney. “Bloom: Macabre Anatomy.” Art News 47, 10 (1 February 1949): 52.

1954    

  • Hyman Bloom. Durlacher Bros., New York, 9 March-3 April..
    • A., D. “Exhibition of Recent Paintings at Durlacher Galleries.” Art Digest 28 (15 March 1954): 22.
    • Devree, Howard. “Bloom Exhibition at Durlacher Brothers Gallery.” New York Times, 10 March 1954, 22. Genauer, Emily. “In the Beginning Was the End.” New York Herald Tribune, 14 March 1954,10.
    • Hess, Thomas. “Hyman Bloom.” Art News 53, 2 (1 April 1954): 43.
  • Hyman Bloom. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 8 April-16 May; M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, 11 August-8 September; Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 16 October-14 November; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (paired with a Jack Levine exhibition), 24 February-3 April 1955. Catalogue with essay by Frederick S. Wight, post­script by Lloyd Goodrich.
    • “Hyman Bloom Has Retrospective Exhibit Now at de Young Museum.” Times Herald (Vallejo, California), 19 September 1954.
    • “Two Realists at the Whitney.” New York Herald Tribune, 27 February 1955.
    • Adlow, Dorothy. “Comprehensive Bloom Show Presented by the Institute.” The Christian Science Monitor, 12 April 1954.
    • Coates, Robert M. “Nineteenth-Century French and Two Bostonians.” The New Yorker, 12 March 1955, 100-102.
    • Davidson, Bernice. “A Bloom Retrospective.” Art Digest 28 (15 April 1954): 9.
    • de Kooning, Elaine. “Hyman Bloom.” Art News 54 (March 1955): 32-33,66-67.
    • Devree, Howard. “Whitney Museum Opens Retrospective Shows of Work by Levine and Bloom.” New York Times, 24 February 1955.
    • ————. “Three Notable New Exhibitions Stress Vitality in Representation.” New York Times, 27 February 1955.
    • Greif, Harriet. “Provocative Show By Hyman Bloom Opens in Gallery.” Buffalo New York News, 16 October 1954.
    • K., H. “Hyman Bloom and Jack Levine.” Art Digest 29 (15 March 1955): 22.
    • Taylor, Robert. “Hyman Bloom: An American Master Emerges in Boston.” Boston Sunday Herald, 25 April 1954, sect. 5, 3.

1957    

  • Hyman Bloom Drawings. Swetzoff Gallery, Boston, 17 June-6 July.
  • Drawings by Hyman Bloom. The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, 2 November-15 December; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 10 January-9 February 1958; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut, 25 February-30 March 1958. Catalogue with essay by Bernice Davidson.
    • “Drawings by Hyman Bloom.” The Currier Gallery of Art Bulletin, November 1957.
    • “Hyman Bloom’s Inspired Drawing.” Art News 56, 9 (January 1958): 28.
    • “One Man Retrospectives” Art News Annual 28 (1959): 7.

1965    

  • Hyman Bloom Landscape Drawings 1962-1964. Swetzoff Gallery, Boston, 2-27 February.
    • Driscoll, Edgar J. Jr. “Glimmer of Hope in Shades of Grey.” Boston Sunday Globe, 14 February 1965.
    • “Hyman Bloom.” Art News 64 (Summer 1965): 23.

1968    

  • The Drawings of Hyman Bloom. The University of Connecticut Museum of Art, Storrs, Connecticut, 19 April-19 May; The San Francisco Museum of Art, 27 June-4 August; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 17 September-27 October; Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts Gallery, 8 November-7 December. Catalogue with essay by Marvin S. Sadik.
    • “Monumental Drawings by Hyman Bloom Displayed.” Richmond California Independent, 29 June 1968.
    • “Museum of Art Features Works of Hyman Bloom.” Morning News Gazette (Martinez, California), 2 July 1968. Sacramento Bee, 12 July 1968, L26-27.
    • Albright, Thomas. “Wizardry in Two Art Shows.” San Francisco Chronicle, 11 July 1968.
    • Driscoll, Edgar J. “Hyman Bloom ‘Revival.'” Boston Sunday Globe, 24 November 1968.
    • Frankenstein, Alfred. “Bloom Exhibition at San Fran­cisco Museum.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 1968, 10.
    • Giuliano, Charles. “Hyman Bloom: A Reputation Rises from Menacing Underground Images.” Boston After Dark, 4 December 1968.
    • Isaacson, Philip. “In Full Bloom.” Portland (Maine) Telegram, 12 May 1968.
    • Werner, Alfred. “Painter and Moralist.” Congress Bi-Weekly: A Journal of Opinion and Jewish Affairs, 25 November 1968, 14-15.

1971    

  • Hyman Bloom Drawings. Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, 2-27 November.
    • “Terry Dintenfass Gallery.” Art in America 59 (November 1971): 155.

1972    

  • Hyman Bloom Drawings. Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, 28 March-22 April.
    • Canaday, John. “Hyman Bloom.” New York Times,1 April 1972.
    • G., J. “Hyman Bloom.” Art News 71 (May 1972): 11.Hancock, Marilyn. “Hyman Bloom.” Arts Magazine 46 (May 1972): 73.

1975    

  • Hyman Bloom: Recent Paintings. Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, 1-26 April. Catalogue with essay by Alfred Werner.
    • Ellenzweig, Alien. “Hyman Bloom.” Arts Magazine 49, 8 (April 1975): 23-24.
    • Weissman, Julian. “Hyman Bloom.” Art News 74 (Summer 1975): 146.

1983    

  • Hyman Bloom: Recent Paintings. Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, 2-28 April. Catalogue with essay by Marvin S. Sadik.
    • “Hyman Bloom.” Arts Magazine 58, 1 (September 1983): 32-33.
    • Glueck, Grace. “Hyman Bloom.” New York Times, 22 April 1983.
    • Tarlow, Lois. “The Recent Work of Hyman Bloom.” Arts Magazine 57, 9 (May 1983): 100-101.

1989    

  • Hyman Bloom Paintings.  St. Botolph Club, Boston, 15 November-5 January 1990.

1990     

  • Hyman Bloom: “Overview” 1940-1990. Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, 11 October-8 November. Catalogue with essay by Theodore F. Wolff.
    • Perl, Jed. “Hyman Bloom.” Art and Antiques (January 1991): 87.

1992    

  • Hyman Bloom: Paintings and Drawings. The Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, 29 January—19 April. Catalogue with essays by Holland Cotter and Dorothy Abbott Thompson.
    • Milbouer, Staci. “Hyman Bloom: Noted Painter Lives Quietly.” The Sunday Telegraph (Nashua, New Hampshire), 22 March 1992, Fl, F3.

1996    

  • The Spirits of Hyman Bloom: Sixty Years of Painting and Drawing. Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Massachusetts, 14 April-7 July. Catalogue with essay by Dorothy Abbott Thompson, preface by Leonard Baskin, introduction by Holland Cotter.
    • Calo, Carole Gold. “The Passion of Hyman Bloom.” An New England’5 (October/November 1996): 23.
    • Temin, Christine. “In Bloom Once More.” Boston Globe, 19 May 1996.B25-26.

2001    

  • Hyman Bloom: The Lubec Woods. Bates College, Museum of Art, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston, Maine, 14 September-17 October. Catalogue with essay by Phillip M. Isaacson.

2002

  • Color and Ecstasy: The Art of Hyman Bloom.  October 1 – December 29,  National Academy of Design, New York.   Catalogue with essay by Isabelle Dervaux.

2006

  • Hyman Bloom: A Spiritual Embrace,  Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA,  December 1, 2006 — March 11, 2007;    Yeshiva University Museum, New York, September 13, 2009 – January 24, 2010.  Catalogue with essay by Katherine French.

2013

  • Hyman Bloom Paintings 1940–2005,  White Box, New York,  July 17 – September 15th, 2013

 

 


Selected Group Exhibitions and Reviews

1933    

  • An Experiment in Art Teaching. Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 9 February-9 March.
  • “Fogg Opens Exhibit of New Method Art Work.” Harvard Crimson, 10 February 1933.
  • “Student Work at the Fogg.” Sunday Post (Cambridge), 19 February 1933.
  • “Young Boston Artists’ Work at Fogg Museum.” Boston Sunday Herald, 19 February 1933.
  • Cochrane, Albert Franz. “Drawings of Compelling Merit Shown.” The Christian Science Monitor, 24 February 1933.

1942    

  • Americans 1942—18 Artists from 9 States. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 13 February-7 March. Catalogue with foreword by Dorothy C. Miller.
    • “Mass Debut.” Time, 2 February 1942.
    • “State Represented by Bostonians.” Evening Union (Springfield, Massachusetts}, 29 January 1942.
    • Baer, George. “Young American Artists—1942.” Daily Worker (New York), 4 February 1942.
    • Crowninshield, Frank. “Talent Scouts for Art.” Vogue, 15 May 1942, 55, 94-95.
    • Jewell, Edward Alden. “Abrupt Shift of Scene.” New York Times, 25 February 1942.
    • Pael, Frances. Review of Americans 1942. The Armenian Mirror-Spectator (New York), 28 January 1942.
    • Watson, Jane. “Spotlight on Contemporaries.” Magazine of Art 35,2 (February 1942): 75, 78.
    • Zabel, Morion. “Chirico, the Etruscans, and Others ” TheNation 154, 9 (28 February 1942): 259-261.

1944    

  • Religious Art Today. Institute of Modern Art, Boston, 13 January-12 February.

1945    

  • Contemporary American Paintings. Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, 26 February-18 March.
    • “Prize Winners at the Worcester Exhibition.” Sunday Union and Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts), 25 February 1945.
    • Adlow, Dorothy. “Haifa Hundred Canvases on Display at Worcester.” The Christian Science Monitor, 26 February 1945.
  • The Critic’s Choice of Contemporary American Painting. Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, 10 March-8 April.
  • American Painting. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 17 May-17 June.

1946    

  • American Painting from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day. Tate Gallery, London, 14 June-5 August.

1947    

  • American Painting of Today. Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, 20 March-13 April.
  • The Giving of the Law and the Ten Commandments. Inaugural exhibition of The Jewish Museum, New York, 5 June-1 January 1948.
  • Fifty-Eighth Annual American Exhibition: Paintings and Sculpture, 1947. Art Institute of Chicago, 6 November-11 January 1948.
  • Thirty Massachusetts Painters. Institute of Modern Art, Boston, 7 November-21 December.
    • Dame, Lawrence. “Regarding Boston.” Art Digest 22 (1 December 1947).

1948    

  • The School of Boston.  Downtown Gallery, New York, May. “The School of Boston.” Newsweek, 5 May 1948, 9.
  • 1948 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 13 November-2 January 1949.

1950   

  •  35 American Painters. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 22 February-19 March. US Pavillion, XXV Biennale de Venezia, Venice, Italy, Summer. Together with the work of Lee Gatch, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, John Marin, Rico Lebrun, and Jackson Pollock.
    • Frankfurter, Alfred M. “Bloom, Gatch and Lebrun.” Art News 49,4 (Summer 1950): 24, 59-60.
    • Greenberg, Clement. “The European View of American Art.” The Nation, 25 November 1950. Reprinted in Greenberg, Clement. The Collected Essays and Criticism. Vol.3, Affirmations and Refusals, 1950-1956. Edited by John O’Brian. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1995, 59-62.
  • Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 2 April-4 June.
    • Boswell, Peyton. “Trouble in Virginia.” Art Digest 24 (15 May 1950): 5
    • Sweeney, James Johnson. “Sweeney Setting his American Scene.” Art News 49 (May 1950): 18-20, 56-57.
  • Contemporary Paintings from the Addison Gallery. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 8-15 November.

1951    

  • Amerikanishe Malerei: Werden and Gegenwart. Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany, 10-24 October.
  • Sixtieth Annual Exhibition. The Art Institute of Chicago, 25 October-16 December.

1952    

  • Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. University of Illinois, Urbana, March-April.
    • Robb, Marilyn. “Culture Hums in Urbana.” Art News (March 1952): 38-39, 60.
  • Expressionism and American Painting. Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, May.
    • “Expressionism: European Roots, American Ramifications.” Art Digest 26, 15 (1 May 1952): 6-7. McBride, Henry. “It’s Called Expressionism.” Art News 51 (May 1952): 26-28, 63.

1953    

  •  Bienal in Sao Paulo. Museu de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 15 December-28 February 1954.

1954    

  • Younger American Painters. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, May.
    • Fern, Alan, and Edith M. Smith. “Expressionism and Emotion in American Painting.” Chicago Review 8, 3 (1954): 44-55.

1956   

  •   The Roy and Marie Neuherger Collection: Modern American Painting and Sculpture. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 13 March-8 April.
  • Expressionism 1900-1955. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 11 April-13 May.

1959    

  • Four Boston Masters: Copley, Allston, Prendergast, Bloom. Jewett Arts Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 19 April-11 May; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 19 May-26 June. Catalogue with essay by Aline B. Saarinen, introduction by John McAndrew.
    • ‘”Four Boston Masters1 Exhibit at College.” The Townsman (Wellesley, Massachusetts), 16 April 1959.
  • Moscow Fair: American Paintings and Sculpture 1930-1959. Moscow, U.S.S.R., 25 July-August. Catalogue with introduction by Lloyd Goodrich.
    • Knox, Sandra. “Elsenhower Hailed for Refusal to Censor Art at Moscow Fair.” New York Times, July 2, 1959.

1960    

  • Francis BaconHyman Bloom. The Art Galleries, University of California at Los Angeles, 30 October-11 December. Pamphlet.
    • Kessler, Charles S. “Los Angeles, Bacon, Bloom, Lebrun.” Arts 35, 4 (January 1961): 14.
    • Langsner, Jules. “Bloom, Bacon, Los Angeles Group.” ArtNews 59 (December 1960): 46.
  • Edith Gregory Halpert Collection. Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., 16 January-28 February.
  • Works from Private Collections. Boston University Art Gallery, 23 April-14 May.

1961     

  • Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Goldberg. Crapo Gallery, Swain School of Design, New Bedford, Massachusetts.

1962    

  • Selections from the DANA Collection: A Memorial Exhibition for Lester H. Dana 1901-1962. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 17 October-11 November.

1964     

  • The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Goldberg.  School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

1965    

  • New England Art in Five Parts—Drawings—Part I.  DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 5 May-16 June.

1967    

  • Collection of Mrs. Jerry Goldberg. Watson Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 6-26 February.
  • American Drawings, 1776-1967. Tragos Gallery, Boston, July-August.
  • The Beach Collection. University of Connecticut Museum of Art, Storrs, Connecticut, August.

1968    

  • Modern American Drawings.  Museum of Modern Art, New York, June.
  • Boston Painters: 1720-1940. Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts. Catalogue with text by William B. Stevens.

1969    

  • New England Art from New England Museums.  Brockton Museum of Art, Fuller Memorial, Brockton, Massachusetts, 15 January-3 March. Boston Now. New City Hall, Boston, 8 February-15 March. Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Catalogue.
  • Images. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2 June-15 July.
  • A Memorial Exhibition: Selections from the Nathaniel Saltonstall Collection. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 11 November-14 December.

1974   

  •   Exhibit of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards.  American Academy of Arts and Letters and The National Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, 23 May-23 June.
  • Contemporary Religious Imagery in American Art. John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, 1-31 March.

1975    

  • Jewish Experience in American Art. The Jewish Museum, New York, October-January 1976.
  • A Jewish Perspective. Boston City Hall, November. Pamphlet.

1976    

  • Drawings. Boston Athenaeum, 1-30 September.
  • New England Works on Paper. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 7 December-6 February 1977. Catalogue.

1977   

  •   Painters. Boston Athenaeum, 1-29 April.

1978 

  •     Boston Draughtsmen. Boston Athenaeum, 1-18 March.

1979

  •  Boston Expressionism: Hyman Bloom, Jack Levine, Karl Zerbe. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 9 January-25 February. Catalogue with essays by Gillian Levine, Stephen Prokopoff, and Elizabeth Sussman.
    • Ablow, Joseph. “Boston Expressionism.” New Boston Review (1979).
    • Taylor, Robert. “Boston Expressionists.” Boston Sunday Globe, 14 January 1979, Bl, B4.

1980    

  • The Figurative Tradition and the Whitney Museum of American Art: Paintings and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 25 June-28 September. Catalogue with text by Patricia Hills and Roberta K. Tarbell.

1982  

  •    Aspects of Realism: 1950-1970. Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, 6-25 February.
    • Gallati, Barbara. “Aspects of Realism: 1950-1970.” Arts Magazine 56 (April 1982): 19.
  • Realism and Realities: The Other Side of American Painting 1940-1960. Rutgers University Art Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 17 January-26 March. Catalogue with essays by Greta Berman and Jeffrey Wechsler.

2002

  • Painting in Boston: 1950-2000 ,   De Cordova Museum of Art,  Lincoln, MA