The papers span the life and career of American art historian, professor, curator and collector, E. Maurice Bloch, from his
student days in New York City to his retirement in Los Angeles (bulk ca. 1935-1989). It includes extensive correspondence,
research and lecture notes, syllabi, photographs, lists, manuscripts, minutes, reports, and clippings, detailing his principal
interests (George Caleb Bingham and Benjamin West, and collecting), and his associations with institutions (Virginia Steele
Scott Gallery, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, University of California, Los Angeles) as well as with art students,
historians, artist friends, colleagues, and dealers.
E. Maurice Bloch, American art historian, professor, curator and collector, was born in New York City, October 26, 1916, the
only child of immigrant parents. His mother, who studied to be a singer, was from Austria; his father was a businessman, born
in Holland. His parents, particularly his mother, encouraged and supported Bloch's interest in art.