Exposition Art Blog: Hyman Bloom

Hyman Bloom

Hyman Bloom (b. Brunavišķi, now part of Latvia, then part of Russian Empire, August 18, 1913; d. Nashua, New Hampshire, United States, August 26, 2009) was a painter. His work is influenced by his Jewish heritage and Eastern religions as well as by artists including Altdorfer, Grünewald, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Blake, Bresdin, Ensor and Soutine. Many of his works feature macabre subjects such as corpses and autopsy scenes based upon his experience in a morgue as well as influences including Rembrandt's Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (1632) and Chaim Soutine's Carcass of Beef (1925), and have modern-day comparisons to Damien Hirst's experiences in a morgue and dissected animal sculptures. Bloom's still life paintings explore the theme of the harrowing and the beautiful creating modern-day vanitas paintings featuring Amphora pottery that was influenced by the Aesthetic Movement and Symbolists. His drawings and paintings of the Lubec, Maine woods explore the relationship between the natural and spiritual realms.Wikipedia

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