Arnold D. Blanch
Arnold Blanch (American, 1896-1968) was known for his realist portraits and landscapes. From 1915-1917, he attended the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts, where he met his first wife, the painter Lucile Lundquist. During World War I, he drew maps for the American Expeditionary Forces’ intelligence corps. After the war, he and his wife moved to New York City and enrolled at the Art Students League of New York. Blanch studied there from 1919-1921 and began teaching at the League’s summer school in Woodstock, New York in 1920. In 1923, he settled in Woodstock and joined the Woodstock artists’ colony. During the 1930s, as part of the Federal Art Project, he painted murals in post offices in Columbus,... more.