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Peter Blume

(1906-1992)

Painter, Sculptor

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Biography

Peter Blume (27 October 1906 - 30 November 1992) was an American painter and sculptor. His work contained elements of folk art, Precisionism, Parisian Purism, Cubism, and Surrealism.

Blume, born in Smarhon, Russia (present-day Belarus) to a Jewish family,[2][failed verification] emigrated with his family to New York City in 1912; the family settled in Brooklyn.[1] He studied art at the Educational Alliance, the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, and the Art Students League of New York, establishing his own studio by 1926.[3] He trained with Raphael Soyer and Isaac Soyer, exhibited with Charles Daniel, and was patronized by the Rockefeller family.[4] Blume married Grace Douglas in 1931; they had no surviving children.[1] In 1948, Blume was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full member in 1956.

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