About Myrna Bloom
An exceptional artist
A native Philadelphian, Myrna Bloom began her formal art training in 1963, after the birth of her two sons. She matriculated in 1968 on full scholarship at Temple University's Tyler School of Art. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in June 1972 with a BFA in Painting and Sculpture. Upon completing the two-year course on the philosophy and appreciation of art at the Barnes Foundation in Merion, PA, Myrna was an active participant in its Seminar program throughout the 1970's.
A natural collector, Myrna's love of Oriental Rugs led to teaching, writing about, cleaning and restoring them. She filled her home with them, sometimes wears them, and features them in her paintings and prints. Her 25+ year internet business The EAST-WEST ROOM specialized in books about rugs, textiles and ornaments from the middle and far east.
A lover of symphonic and operatic music, Myrna relates some of the whimsical notions in her work, at times openly humorous, more often subtle - to a Mozart piano concerto. A dancer springing ... a rabbit at rest, an automobile fender, all have served as artistic inspiration for her.
Myrna Has Moved
As of 2021, Maris Grove, a senior village south of Philadelphia, is all atwitter about "Myrna's Gallery" her amazing gallery apartment there. Now you can visit this incredible installation by clicking the triangle on the video on the left.
An outdoor installation of her sculpture "C SHARP SOARING FROM THE STEPS OF THE PODIUM" In this photo you can get an idea of the large scale in which she sometimes works.
A show at Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.
A solo exhibition at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, now Philadelphia University.
Rug and Costume Collector
Myrna wearing a few of her many textile treasures.
Myrna has never been afraid to tackle even the toughest of media. Here she is in the welding shop with "ROLLER COASTER" in the foreground.
Myrna's iconic painting "THE EAST-WEST ROOM" - here in process - has won several prestigious awards.
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Myrna's Gallery is home to all available work. Use the "Say Hello to Myrna" page to make an appointment to see it or email "firstname.lastname@example.org"
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Click on each image for medium, size, and Myrna's memories and comments about each piece (under "MORE DETAILS"). Also refer to "Myrna's Musings" for Myrna's philosophy of two and three-dimensional work.
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