Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Kenneth Paul Block

 (born 1924)
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  ...  Displaying 750 of 6885 characters.



Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday

About  Kenneth Paul Block

Born:  1924 - Larchmont, New York
Known for:  fashion illustration, sewing pattern drawing