Art: Art in New York: Jan. 3, 1964

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ALBERT BLOCH—Goethe House, 1014 Fifth Ave. at 82nd. The only American to exhibit with German expressionism's Blaue Reiter group, Bloch returned to the U.S. in 1921, quietly settled down to teaching at the University of Kansas, where he died two years ago. Bloch's first New York exhibition in 37 years, which includes some of the Blaue Reiter works, reveals that the early, brooding Weltschmerz never left him. Alone and away from movements, however, he fashioned it into an individual theme. In paintings bathed with spectral moonlight, figures of darkness grope blindly through a...

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