Michelle Rosenfeld Gallery

Chaim Gross

(American, 1904–1991)

dance rhythm by chaim gross

Chaim Gross

Dance Rhythm, 1958

Biography

Timeline

1904
Born: in Wolow, Austria
1917
Apprenticed to a jeweler; began sketching
1919 - 1920
Took evening classes at a free art academy, Budapest, Hungary
1921
Studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Arts and Crafts), Vienna, Austria
1922
Emigrated to New York, NY
Took evening classes at the Educational Alliance Art School, New York, NY
1925 - 1927
Attended classes at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, New York, NY
1926 - 1930
Participated to the artist colonies in Woodstock, NY and Provincetown, RI
Studied carving with Robert Laurent at the Art Students League, New York, NY
1927 - 1987
Taught sculpture at the Educational Alliance School, New York, NY
1933
Awarded Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship
1937
Won silver medal in Exposition Universelle, Paris, France

Exhibitions

2006
Chaim Gross Reinventing, Forum Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Chaim Gross, One Hundred Drawings, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK (solo)
2001
Chaim Gross: The Jewish Holidays, Forum Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1996
Chaim Gross: A Celebration, The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (solo)
Exhibition of bronzes, West Point Jewish Chapel at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
Music and Dance, Soho Building, New York, NY (solo)
1995
Chaim Gross: Fantasy Drawings, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York, NY (solo)
1994
Chaim Gross Memorial Exhibition, Forum Gallery, New York, NY; The Chaim Gross Studio Museum, New York, NY (solo)
1991
Intimations of Immorality: The Sculptures of Chaim and Mimi Gross, B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Washington, D.C.
1990
The Coming of Age of American Sculpture: The First Decades of the Sculptors Guild, 1930s-1950s, Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Chaim Gross: Fantasy Drawings, Galerie 1900/2000, Paris, France (solo)
1989
Chaim Gross and His Universal Themes, Joseph Gallery, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, OH (solo)
75th anniversary, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
Chaim Gross and His Universal Themes, Jewish Community Museum, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1988
Chaim Gross and His Universal Themes, Joseph Gallery, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Brookdale Center, New York, NY (solo)
1987
Chaim Gross, Wood Carvings, Forum Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

Public Collections

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Holocaust Museum, Houston, TX
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Literature

1949
Lombardo, Josef Vincent. Chaim Gross: Sculptor. New York: Dalton House, Inc., 1949