Curator's comments: Audio (1:47)
I Love My Baby
1941
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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