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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Receives Bloch Impressionist Collection

Georges Seurat, French, (1859-1891) - "The Channel at Gravelines, Petit Fort-Philippe", 1890 - Oil on panel, 6 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches. Promised gift of Marion H. and Henry W. Bloch, 11.2007.18.

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP).- The Nelson-Atkins Museum of
Art is receiving an extensive impressionist collection that includes works by
Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh, the Kansas City museum announced
The collection is from Marion and Henry Bloch, founder
of Kansas City-based tax preparation company H&R Block Inc.
Blochs’ impressionist collection makes up some of the 400 works that dozens of
people are donating to the museum to honor its 75th anniversary and the
retirement of longtime Director Marc Wilson, the museum said.