Lyrical, rhythmic forms in many media created by American sculptor Chaim Gross (1904--1991) are featured in this virtual tour of an
exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Chaim Gross: A
Celebration presents 19 wood, stone and
bronze sculptures and works on paper drawn from the museum's collection,
the collection of the artist's family, and on loan from the Smithsonian's
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
The exhibition introduced an important recent gift to the Smithsonian American Art Art Museum from the Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation: Acrobatic
Performers, a 1932 bird's-eye maple relief sculpture. Only 1 1/4 inches in
thickness, the sculpture masterfully conveys the physicality of two figures
tumbling in a circular motion. It is the first relief sculpture by Gross to join
the collection of a Washington, D.C. museum.
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