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"Lunchroom Conversations," Glimpse of 1920s Black Social Life in Philadelphia

$4,500

About

Full of energy and elegance, this genre scene of African Americans eating and chatting in a 1920s lunchroom -- dressed to the nines in furs, fashionable hats and wide-lapeled suits -- was painted by Julius Bloch, a Philadelphia artist who depicted Black life over several decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s. Born in Germany, Bloch's family moved to Philadelphia when he was a child; as a young man he attended the School of the Pennsylvania Museum and Industrial Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Barnes Foundation. He participated in the Public Works of Art Project and his painting, "Young Worker," exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was admired by Eleanor Roosevelt. This painting is watercolor and ink on paper. The dimensions include matte and frame; the visible painting is 10.5 inches high by 9 inches wide.).

Details

  • Creator
    Julius Bloch (Painter)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.75 in. (47.63 cm)Width: 17.25 in. (43.82 cm)Depth: .5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920s
  • Condition
    Overall excellent; minor toning to paper.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865125268352

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    Ships From: Astoria, NY
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