Selected Works

Ruth Bloch was born in Israel in 1951 to artistic parents. Her father was a musician, while her mother worked in ceramics, Ruth’s family lived in a Kibbutz called Alonim, a place where, in her early youth, she was afforded many opportunities to develop her artistic abilities. As a young adult, Ruth attended the Avni Art Institute in Tel Aviv. She furthered her education in the United States where she received a degree in psychology.

Bloch looks back fondly on a period spent in the desert area of Arava with her husband and her four children. Despite suffering from health problems at the time it was very positive experience and the move to the desert led her to the discovery of her artistic leanings and, in her own words, inspired her, “to create, to love, to wrap my family around me, to give and to receive love. I see the world in brighter colors now.”

Ruth Bloch’s growth as sculptor is far easier to trace than her influences. As a figurative sculptor, Bloch most closely relates to Henry Moore for his fluidity of line and his genius for making massive appear delicate. Her work entitled, “Fatherhood,” blends human forms in an eternal circle, echoing Moore’s ability to realize the full potential of the sculptural form. Bloch, however, unlike her predecessor, allows no separation between man, woman and child. In Ruth’s view, all of these figures are one instead of separate; we all play a key role in the perpetual circle of life. Eliminating precise detail and relying on line and form alone, Ruth creates simple, yet powerful figurative bronzes. Whether couples, parents and children, or individual female figures, her creations are an expression of her powerful emotions.

“For me, what makes art is pureness, the fewer stages you have from the inner you to the art, the better,” explained Bloch. This philosophy inspires much of her creation. She strives to deliver a pure quality from the profound depths of the self and this is illustrated in a piece like “Family,” which evokes the sense of unity and togetherness that is fostered from within her own family. Currently, Bloch lives and sculpts in Israel. Her work exhibits a great depth of feeling for the human figure, revealing the living unity of both masculine and feminine forces. She has mastered working with bronze, and her elegant human sculptures are viscerally appealing to people of all ages. Her works are exhibited all over the world.



Art Wynwood | 2017

Feb 16 - 20, 2017

Art Wynwood 2016

Art Wynwood | 2016

Feb 11 - 15, 2016

Art Silicon Valley 2015

Art Silicon Valley | 2015

Oct 8 - 11, 2015