Nacht I (Night I)
What makes a work of art spiritual?
The Saint Louis–born painter Albert Bloch moved his family from New York City to Germany in 1909, starting the most transformative period of his artistic career. There he befriended the modernist artists Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc, who influenced his development in painting, drawing, and printmaking. Kandinsky invited Bloch to become the only American artist to exhibit with Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), the important Munich-based group that focused on art’s spiritual aspects.
Oil on canvas mounted on hardboard
Museum purchase, American Art Trust Fund