Joseph Floch, Austrian/American (1895 - 1977)

Joseph Floch- Born Vienna, Austria November 5, 1895; died 1977.

Education: Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
Exhibitions: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 1944 (prize); Paris Salon 1937 (medal); Association of American Artists; Whitney Museum of American Art 1945; Washington County Museum of Fine Art 1945; Toledo Museum of Art 1942; Corcoran Gallery of Art 1945; Art Institute of Chicago 1943; Carnegie Institute 1943 - 1945
Holdings: Museums in United States, France and Austria.

From 1913 to 1919 Joseph Floch studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Among others, Franz Rumpler was his teacher. He served in the war in 1916 and 1917. From 1922 to 1938 he was a member of the "Hagenbund" and went on several trips to Munich, the south of France and Spain. In 1926 he moved to Paris where he found a patron in the art dealer B. Weill. Floch exhibited in the "Salon des Tuileries" and the "Salon d'Automne". In 1941 he emigrated to New York and became an American citizen in 1951. In 1962 Joseph Floch joined the New School of Research. During his life time he participated in numerous exhibitions and received several prizes and tributes. The painter focused on landscape and figure painting. He mainly concentrated on monumental compositions with people, often nudes, in simple positions. An impression of timelessness, calm and harmony is created by subdued colours.

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