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Study for "Reflections"
Chaim Gross

crayon and ink
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Lent by Mimi Gross

When Gross acquired a piece of stone or wood that he liked, he frequently made many sketches to work out his ideas before beginning to carve. This highly finished crayon and ink wash drawing shows a strong relationship to the bronze sculpture in the "reflection" of the two intertwined figures and in the intended "reflections" of the sculptured surfaces.

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