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Henry Block papers, 1927-1937

Block, Henry, 1875-1938

Painter, Engraver


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (200 items)

Summary: Two engraved portraits, four sketchbooks and a few loose sketches; exhibition catalogs and announcements; newspaper and magazine clippings; including several regarding the early art career of his son Adolph; photographs of his art work and a undated photograph of Block painting outdoors; postcards from Adolph written to him and his wife while traveling in Europe in 1927; and correspondence.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, engraver, and etcher. Studying at the Art Students League in New York.


The donor, Adolph Block, is Henry Block's son.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Henry Block papers, 1927-1937. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.