(Willem Adriaan Blom) 1927-2021
Born: Germiston, South Africa on the 22nd of February 1927
Died: Vancouver, Canada, 18th January 2021 at the age of 94
For more about Wim’s life and works go to: wimblom.ca
Wim was born in South Africa in 1927 he received his Fine Arts MA degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and did post-graduate work at the University of Edinburg, Scotland, and at the University of Perugia, Italy. Wim Blom taught at the University of the Witwatersrand and at the Johannesburg School of Art. Trained as an art historian he held the post of Research Curator at the National Gallery of Canada and subsequently that of Curatorial Administrator. After leaving the museum world Wim Blom dedicated himself exclusively to painting. For a number of years he lived in Italy and Spain and exhibited internationally. Wim Blom is a devoted traveler and an inveterate reader in several languages. Wim Blom’s work is represented in public collections, such as the National Gallery of Canada, the South African National Gallery in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.S.A.
Wim Blom has exhibited internationally.
Blom’s works are precise and have a timeless quality, ranging from broad painterly abstraction to an exploration of line and the intriguing qualities of space.
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