|Born||June 4, 1896|
|Died||October 3, 1968|
|Education||Art Students League of New York|
Arnold Blanch (June 4, 1896 – October 3, 1968), was born and raised in Mantorville, Minnesota. He was an American modernist painter, etcher, illustrator, lithographer, muralist, printmaker and art teacher.
After the end of World War I, Lucile and Arnold Blanch moved to New York City and enrolled at the Art Students League of New York, studying with John Sloan, Robert Henri, Kenneth Hayes Miller and Boardman Robinson. Eventually by 1923 they settled in Woodstock, New York, which was then beginning to become an important art colony for young artists. By the 1920s Blanch began to achieve recognition for his paintings and lithographs of landscapes and still lifes. During the 1930s in New York, Blanch worked in the WPA on various mural projects, including "The Harvest" at the United States Post Office in Fredonia, New York.
In 1939, Blanch remarried and for many years he lived in Woodstock, New York with his second wife Doris Lee, also an artist. Blanch taught at the Art Students League's branch in Woodstock for several decades from the 1930s until his death in the late 1960s. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Smith College Museum of Art; the Sheldon Museum of Art; the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM); one of the oldest American artists' organizations, and dozens of others.
Dudensing Galleries, New York City, 1928
Dudensing Galleries, New York City, 1930
Walden-Dudensing Gallery, Chicago, 1930
Ulrich Gallery, Minneapolis, 1930
Beaux Arts Gallery, San Francisco, 1930
Rehn Galleries, New York City, 1932
Rehn Galleries, New York City, 1935
Associated American Artists, New York City, 1940
Associated American Artists, New York City, 1945 
Awards and honors
Scholarship, Art Students League, New York City, 1916
Norman Waite Harris Silver Medal, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1929
Anne Bremer First Prize, Art Association Purchase Prize, San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco, California, 1931
Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1933
Beck Gold Medal, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1938
Third Prize, Annual Carnegie International Exhibition of Paintings, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Prize, Domesday Press Competition in Juvenile Book Illustration, New York City, 1945
First Prize and two Honorable Mentions for designs, National Ceramic Exhibition, Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, Syracuse, New York, 1949
First Prize at the National Ceramic Exhibition, 1949 and 1951
Purchase Prize, Art USA, Nw York, 1959
Purchase Prize, Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia, 1959
Best Painting in Show, Albany Art Institute, 1960
Prize, Landscape Painting, Silvermine Guild of Artists, 1961
Ford Grant, 1964
- Ball State University, Museum of Art Retrieved September 14, 2009
- The Luce Foundation Center for American Art[permanent dead link] Retrieved September 14, 2009
- Blanch biography Archived June 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved September 14, 2009
- Larry E. Gobrecht (November 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Fredonia Post Office". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14. See also: "Accompanying nine photos".
- Jennings, David R. "Landers, Bertha". www.daviddikefineart.com. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
- The years 1924-1949; Arnold Blanch : [November 25, 1949 to January 6, 1950]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota. 1950.
- The years 1924-1949; Arnold Blanch : [November 25, 1949 to January 6, 1950]. Minnesota: University of Minnesota. 1950.
- "Press Release, Associated American Artists Galleries-Available Art & Artist File, Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library, Smithsonian Libraries, Washington D.C. 2017".
- Arnold Blanch 1896-1968. Woodstock, New York: Woodstock Artists Association. 1970.