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Down from Bethesda Quarry

BLOCH, Martin (1883 - 1954)

Down from Bethesda Quarry

Date: 1951

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 122.4 x 182.7 cm

Acquired: 1956; Gift; Contemporary Art Society

Accession Number: NMW A 2256

Born in Silesia, Bloch studied and worked in Berlin, exhibiting at the gallery of Paul Cassirer in 1911-20. In 1934 he emigrated to Britain. Bloch was friendly with Josef Herman and visited Wales several times. This painting of workers at the slate quarry at Bethesda in Gwynedd was included in the Festival of Britain exhibition 60 Paintings for 1951. Its Expressionist style reveals the enduring influence of Edvard Munch (1863-1944), who admired Bloch's work in 1920.


Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
25 February 2016, 11:38

Shwmai Martin

Fyddai'n werth i ti gysylltu â'n Swyddog Trwyddedu Delweddau i weld beth sy'n bosibl: ebostio


Tîm Digidol

Martin Roberts
24 February 2016, 19:45
Ydi'n bosib gweld delwedd o safon uwch na'r un yma? Ia, dwi'n gwbod fedrai dod i'r Amgueddfa! Ymchwil personol yn unig.

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