Don Bloom - Butcher Shop Window
Butcher Shop Window
Don Bloom - Crustacean
Crustacean
Still Life and Roosters
Still Life and Roosters
Don Bloom - Tel Aviv Fish Vendor
Tel Aviv Fish Vendor

Don Bloom

Artist Statement

I believe in color – luminous, glowing, spectral. With all due respect, long ago black and brown left my palette.
My use of color is influenced primarily by Monet, Seurat, Bonnard, Cezanne, Van Gogh and early Vlaminck.
Though, I’ve done thousands of drawings, the experience of putting down fresh pure pigment is totally invigorating.
Warm vs. cold, singing and vibrating; on a canvas rectangular, diamond shaped or round, with or without asubject, it is my “Raison D’etre” in painting.

BORN – Roxbury, Massachusetts

EDUCATION
1953  Massachusetts College of Art, B.F.A.
1953-1955  Art Students League of New York, Tuition Scholarships
1957  Instituto Allende, Mexico, M.F.A., Full Scholarship

AWARDS
1960  Guggenheim Fellowship
1964, 1965  Huntington Hartford Foundation Residence Fellowship

Numerous cash prizes in national, regional, and state exhibits.

OTHER PRIZES

  • Two national awards in editorial cartooning
  • National second place award for “first day covers”

FIFTY ADDITIONAL GRADUATE CREDITS

  • Rutgers Unviersity School of Education
  • Kean College, Jersey City State College

EXHIBITIONS

1 Two-Man Show and 4 One-Man Shows at New York City Galleries

WORK IN collections of Rutgers University, Farleigh Dickinson University, Montclair State College, Upsala College, Bloomfield College, East Brunswick Library, South River Library and Municipal Building, and International Museum of Cartoon Art. Also, several hundred private collections.

BIOGRAPHY IN “Who’s Who In American Art” since 1970 – Illustrated “Piscataway’s Story,” a two-volume workbook for children, authored by Margery Oleskie.

TEACHING
1958-1992 – Piscataway Public Schools
1966-1983 – Piscataway Public Schools – Art Department Chairman,.

ART INSTRUCTOR

Montclair Adult School, Morris County Art Association, Summit Art Center, Livingston Art Association, Irvington Art Association, Bloomfield College, Trenton State College.

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