Preserving the artist's heritage

Gladys Krieger Bloch

Interviewed in 2004
Sponsored by Moore College of Art and Design
Pauline Mariano, Intern
Ronald Massey, Videographer
Joey Raicovich, Videographer
Mary Ann Krutsick, Advisor

Artist's Statement:
My works are a culmination of elements and forms moving in a plastic, organic manner within the space of the canvas. Although I have learned much in the academia of my training, I have pulled away from that formality to distort, change, eliminate forms of nature, to create forms and color integral to my painting. When all the elements seem to fall into place, there is a painting.

Selected Collections:
Glady's Bloch's work is represented in many public and private collections.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
- Women's University Club, Philadelphia PA;
- Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA;
- John Mack Gallery, Philadelphia PA;
- Liberty Federal Bank Gallery, Philadelphia PA;
- Philadelphia Art Teachers Association (with Walter Edwards), Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions:
- Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham PA
- Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia PA
- Philadelphia Art Teachers Association, Philadelphia PA
- Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia PA
- Philadelphia Water Color Club, Philadelphia PA
- Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia PA
- Adath Jeshurun, Elkins Park PA

Professional Experience :
- Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham PA
- Gillespie Junior High School, Philadelphia PA
- Philadelphia High School for Girls, Philadelphia PA
- Appointed Chairman of Art Department in 1965
Supervised student teachers from Moore College of Art and Design and
Tyler College of Art
- Served on Middle Atlantic States Accreditation Committee for Secondary
- Lecturer and juror
- Professor Emeritus of Drawing and Painting, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia

- Moore Institute of Art (Moore College of Art and Design), Philadelphia PA
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, BS and MS
- Postgraduate study at Barnes Foundation, University of the Arts,
Tyler College of Art

Contact Information:
Gladys Bloch
The Philadelphian
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19130