Curator's comments: Audio (1:47)
I Love My Baby
Chaim Gross

crayon on paper
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation

Chaim Gross mentions having been influenced by Constantin Brancusi (1876--1957), Elie Nadelman (1882--1946), Henry Moore (1898--1986), and Javanese sculpture. In this drawing, Gross's reduction of shapes to simple curvilinear forms suggests Moore's influence.

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