Kenneth Paul Block
Kenneth Paul Block is active/lives in New York. Kenneth Block is known for fashion illustration, sewing pattern drawing.
Biography Kenneth Paul Block
Kenneth Paul Block decided as a child what his profession would be and never wavered from his choice. Fashion illustration caught his imagination in the 1930s as he flipped through his mother's copies of Harper's Bazaar at the family home in Larchmont, New York. The stylish world depicted in the magazine and the "glamorous women in beautiful clothes" who inhabited it became his ideal, he said. Kenneth wanted to draw them and did. His single-minded focus resulted in a body of work generally considered the most influential fashion art of the postwar era.
Kenneth could be deliberate about more than art. When he and I collaborated on a monograph of his work, Drawing Fashion, I would sometimes go to him for help with specific
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