The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of June 18, 2024

View of a Factory

View of a Factory

(American, 1882–1961)
Unframed: 60.6 x 75.6 cm (23 7/8 x 29 3/4 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Many early twentieth-century artists, like Bloch, regarded factories as potent symbols of modern life.


Bloch was the only American member of the famed avant-garde group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), which was centered in Munich in 1911–14. Members of the group sought an emotionally direct approach to art making that was spontaneous and intuitive. Such qualities are evident in View of a Factory, a subject rendered in bold expressive colors.
  • Bernard Black Gallery, New York; Dr. and Mrs. Paul J. Vignos, Jr., Chagrin Falls, Ohio [1964]
  • {{cite web|title=View of a Factory|url=false|author=Albert Bloch|year=1911|access-date=18 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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