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Saturday, April 13 • 5:00pm - 5:48pm
AB with Panel

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directed by Tim De Paepe


Saturday April 13, 2019 5:00pm - 5:48pm
Cinemark Palace At The Plaza 526 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
  • Runtime 48 Min + 30min Panel Discussion
  • Synopsis Entitled “AB” referring to the moniker of the little known Missouri-born painter and poet Albert Bloch (1882-1961), this is the first documentary about the lone American of the revolutionary art movement <i>Der Blaue Reiter</i> (1911-1914) that included artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Paul Klee, and Gabriel Munter. In Germany, Bloch gained fame and recognition for his innovative and daring artistic style and his paintings were part of numerous exhibitions throughout Europe, including two-artist shows with both Chagall and Klee. After Bloch left Germany in 1921, he, for mysterious reasons, spurned possibilities of fame and commercial success in the U.S.; instead, he retreated to Lawrence, Kansas, hidden from the larger art community until his death. Bloch continued to paint and write prolifically during his tenure as an art professor at the University of Kansas, and left behind an extraordinary legacy of hundreds of images that feed the intellect and stirs the soul.
  • Theater Number 5