Julius Bloch (1888-1966) had a natural empathy for working people, whom he captured in moving portraits. He approached the subject of a
stevedore, a prisoner, a factory worker, or a dispossessed farmer with the dignity and formality usually reserved for commissioned portraits. Julius Bloch: Portrait of the Artist
presents approximately forty paintings, drawings, and prints that survey the range of the artist's career from 1912 to the early 1950s.