Julius Bloch, Self Portrait

Julius Bloch: Self Portrait (1941) Ink on paper
Title
Self Portrait
Date
1941
Medium
Ink on paper
Credit Line
Gift of Mildred Hurwitz, 2007
Dimensions
10 ½" x 8"

Julius Bloch was an instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts during World War II. A veteran of World War I himself, Bloch harbored great anxieties about the United States’ entrance into another international conflict. During the opening years of the war, Bloch produced many self-portraits in which his face shows despair and uneasiness.

 

 

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