Bloch, Poul (1869-1946)
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Poul Bloch showed such talent at an early age, that many thought he would be as great, if perhaps not greater, than his father Carl Bloch. However, around the turn of the century at the age of 29 he began to show signs of a disease of the mind, which by 1905 rendered him completely unable to paint. The few paintings he was able to complete were mostly portraits, a few genre paintings, and 4 or 5 etchings. Most works of Poul Bloch hang in museums, cathedrals, and private collections.
It is a commonly stated opinion since 1905, that Denmark and the world was robbed of one the most promising artists of his time, due to the sudden tragedy that struck Poul Bloch.