Artists born in the midwest or who have lived here and created a significant body of work here. I'm not geographically defining "Midwest" for my own safety.
Retiring from commercial art in 1969 gave Bloom time for wood carvings, as he stalked the family cats to capture their sinuous grace. He also added to the fat sketchbooks he had been filling for decades. Wearing dark glasses and a hat pulled Iow to hide his eves, he sketched Quad Citians at ease on the levee: lovers lounging on the grass, old men playing checkers, bicyclists, and riverboats. Cat 2 by John Bloom