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Chaim Gross

1969 Eugenie Gershoy Born: Krivoi Rog, Russia 1901 Died: United States 1986 bronze 21 5/8 x 8 7/8 x 6 3/8 in. (55.0 x 22.5 x 16.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Chaim and Renee Gross 1970.75 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 47B


Luce Center Quote

“Art gives me happiness, and when I’m not working I’m miserable.” Chaim Gross, New York Times, 1974

Luce Center Label

Chaim Gross grew up in Austria and came to New York as teenager. He worked as a delivery boy during the day and lived on very little money, saying that “I just wanted enough work to keep me alive while I made sculpture.” He studied at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design and the Art Students League, and also taught sculpture at the Educational Alliance. This portrait shows Gross with one of his wooden sculptures. He has a proud expression and confident stance as he holds out the finished piece for approval.

Keywords

Object - art object - sculpture

Occupation - art - draftsman

Occupation - art - painter

Occupation - art - printmaker

Occupation - art - sculptor

Portrait male - Gross, Chaim

Portrait male - Gross, Chaim - full length

sculpture

metal - bronze

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About Eugenie Gershoy

Born: Krivoi Rog, Russia 1901 Died: United States 1986

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