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Bennard Bloch Perlman scrapbook collection

Identifier: MS 3200


The Bennard Bloch Perlman Scrapbook Collection consists of 11 scrapbooks which contain letters, newspaper clippings, programs catalogues, ticket stubs, honor certificates and other assorted ephemera related to the career of Baltimore artist Bennard Bloch Perlman.


  • 1942 - 1995


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The reproduction of materials in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine and satisfy copyright clearances or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information visit the MCHC’s Rights and Permissions page.

Biographical / Historical

Bennard Bloch Perlman - artist, professor, critic, lecturer, and author was born in Baltimore in 1928. He began drawing at age 3, and had his first exhibition at the Walters when he was 13 years old. He received an art scholarship to City College at 16. He graduated in 1945 and went on to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from the Carnegie Institute in 1949. Classmates included Andy Warhol and Philip Pearlstein. He continued his education with a Master’s Degree in Art History from the University of Pittsburgh in 1950. Perlman joined the faculty of the Community College of Baltimore in 1951 where he remained until his retirement in 1986. He also taught at Loyola University of Maryland, Goucher, Towson, and Morgan State Universities. He was a visiting lecturer at Ruskin School for Art at Oxford University.

Mr. Perlman’s paintings were exhibited in over 70 one man shows and his works are in the permanent collections of the University of Arizona, Johns Hopkins University, and the Library of Congress. His works include abstract and modernist cityscapes, landscapes, and seascapes. Perlman is also the author of 8 books including the definitive history of the Ashcan School of Art, “The Immortal Eight” the definitive history of the Ashcan School of Art. Mr. Perlman died in 2016.


3.0 Linear Feet (11 scrapbooks)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jonathan Perlman, September 2015.

Scope and Contents

The Bennard Bloch Perlman Collection contains 11 scrapbooks containing letters, newspaper clippings, programs catalogues, ticket stubs, honor certificates and other assorted ephemera related to the career of Bennard Bloch Perlman.

Guide to the Bennard Bloch Perlman scrapbook collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-20: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States