Adolph Block was born in 1906 in New York City, where he remained an active artist for the majority of his life. He attended the prestigious Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. In the 20's, his art was classified as a conservative reaction to the growing movement, Dadaism.
He studied with many big names in the sculpting world, including Edward McCartan, Alexander Stirling Calder, Hermon MacNeil, and Edward Sanford. All of these men had experience working bronze, which was Block's primary medium.
Though Block's artistic talents cannot be denied, he was also a strong component of the art education and society. Throughout the 60's and 70's, he was the primary editor of National Sculpture Review, a magazine concerned with the sculpture of the time. The magazine was a free forum for artists to display their work, and other artists to critique it. He also was known as an art instructor in New York.
Block was an active member and president of the National Sculpture Society. His work can be found today in the Northeast, mostly focused in New York and New Jersey.
There is not much information available about Adolph Block's life, artistic or personal. If you know anything about him that we have not been able to find, I would love to hear it!
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