Chaim Gross

  • Eugenie Gershoy, Chaim Gross, 1969, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chaim and Renee Gross, 1970.75

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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.

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

Title
Chaim Gross
Artist
Date
1969
Location
Dimensions
21 5/8 x 8 7/8 x 6 3/8 in. (55.0 x 22.5 x 16.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Chaim and Renee Gross

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Gross, Chaim
  • Occupation – art – sculptor
  • Occupation – art – painter
  • Object – art object – sculpture
  • Occupation – art – printmaker
  • Portrait male – Gross, Chaim – full length
Object Number
1970.75
Palette
Linked Open Data
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