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Chaim Gross papers, 1920-2004

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as eight series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1920-circa 1991
0.35 Linear feet
Box 1, FC 23

This series includes Gross's birth certificate for 1902, dated 1920; personal stationery and business cards for Gross; addresses for friends and colleagues; biographical accounts and resumes for Gross for the 1930s-1960s; and photocopies of library catalog cards for publications by or about Gross. Records related to awards and honors consist of correspondence, invitations, commemorative programs, and printed material documenting awards and honors that Gross received primarily from the 1970s-1991.
This series includes a silent motion picture film Art and the and Model, shot by Thea Bay in Provincetown and edited by Bob Worth (1976).
Material documenting awards and honors was compiled prior to donation and the basic original collation has been retained. Additional records related to individual awards and honors can be found in Series 2: Correspondence and Series 5: Printed Material.
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Addresses and Business Cards, circa 1930s-circa 1990s
1
1
Awards and Honors, circa 1970-circa 1991
1
2
Awards and Honors, 1944-1945
1
3
Awards and Honors, 1970-1972
1
4
Awards and Honors, 1973-1974
1
5
Awards and Honors, 1975-1977
1
6
Awards and Honors, 1978-1979
1
7
Awards and Honors, 1980-1982
1
8
Awards and Honors, 1983-1984
1
9
Awards and Honors, 1985-1991
1
10
Biographical Accounts and Resumes, circa 1935-circa 1960s
1
11
Chaim and Renee Gross Business Cards and Stationery, undated
1
12
Chaim Gross Birth Certificate for 1902, 1920
1
13
Library Catalog Cards (photocopies) for Publications By/About Chaim Gross, circa 1970s
1
14
Motion Picture Film, Art and the Model, 1976
1 Film reel
Silent
16mm
FC 23
Travel Cards and Notes, circa 1940s-circa 1980
1
15

Series 2: Correspondence , 1926-1997
8.75 Linear feet
Boxes 1-9, 22

Gross's personal and professional correspondence constitutes a rich and substantive record of all aspects of his career and is with family members; friends and colleagues including many artists, architects, writers, and scholars; galleries, museums and other art institutions; synagogues and multiple Jewish philanthropic organizations; publishers; and educational institutions. The correspondence is primarily incoming with scattered outgoing letters from Gross and occasionally Renee Gross. There is often overlap between professional and personal correspondence as relationships with colleagues span many years and often developed a personal tone. Renee Gross's work with philanthropic organizations is also documented to some extent.
Correspondence with family includes five letters from Renee to Chaim Gross, a folder of letters from daughter Mimi Gross and Red Grooms, including eight illustrated letters written while traveling in Italy, Macedonia, Greece, and Yugoslavia in the 1960s, and letters from extended family members.
The series contains a significant amount of correspondence with artists including: twelve letters and cards from Eliot Elisofon containing accounts of his travels in Africa in 1972-1973; letters from Richard and Laurie Graham, recording their impressions of Italy and discussing Graham's success; and four letters from Milton and Cecille Hebald written from Italy, discussing Milton Hebald's work and Gross's work being cast at the Nicci Foundry. Letters and postcards from filmmaker Lewis Jacobs relate to the printing of Tree Trunk to Head and The Sculptor Speaks. Letters from photographer Arnold Newman include two from Florida in the early 1940s where Newman was establishing a portrait studio. Letters from Elias Newman and Moses Soyer include descriptions of their experiences as young students at the Educational Alliance Art School.
In addition to correspondence from artists in the named files, general correspondence files for each letter also house many social replies, postcards, and scattered business and personal letters from artists including: Philip Evergood, Eugenie Gershoy, Harry Glassgold, Louis Held, Edward and Jo Hopper, Mervin Jules, Maurice Kallis, Jacob Kainen's wife Ruth Kainen, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Robert Laurent, Michael Lawrence, Legh Myers, George Nobe, Elliot Offner, Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle, Girolamo Piccoli, Charles Salerno, Satyajit Shergil, Mia Solow, May Stevens, Paul Suttman, Hans Va de Bovenkamp, Egon Weiner, Warren Wheelock, Jean Woodham, Hale Woodruff, Herbert and Laura Ziegler, and Marguerite and William Zorach.
Correspondence with architects, writers, and scholars include letters from Chaim Potok in his capacity as editor with the Jewish Publication Society of America, referencing the publication of The Book of Isaiah; letters from Jack C. Rich related to his published writings on sculpture; letters from Yiddish writer and poet Shea Tenenbaum; and a folder of letters from art historian Roberta K. Tarbell, who wrote the essay for Gross's 1977 retrospective at the Jewish Museum.
Correspondence with publishers documents the publication of books about Gross or featuring his work. Letters from Beechurst Press, Inc., include the contract for Fantasy Drawings in 1956; related correspondence with Indiana University includes letters from Alfred Kinsey and the Institute for Sex Research referencing Gross's drawings included in the book and used in research at the institute. Correspondence with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., documents the publication of Chaim Gross by Frank Getlein (1974) and Chaim Gross: Watercolors and Drawings by Alfred Werner (1979).
Correspondence with noted book designer Abe Lerner, relates to design work Lerner did for publications containing artwork by Gross, primarily for the Jewish Publication Society of America, including The Book of Isaiah and a book on Gross's Ten Commandments. Correspondence with printer Marcel Salinas documents Salinas's assistance in the production of Gross's suite of lithographs for The Jewish Holidays in 1969.
Gross's work for the Works Progress Administration is documented through correspondence, contracts, payment vouchers, and related documentation. The Federal Art Project correspondence includes a copy of Gross's Government Services Administration transcript of employment up to September 1940 and letters relating to Gross's winning entry for the competition to execute artwork for the Post Office in Irwin, Pennsylvania. The Treasury Relief Art Project files document Gross's commissions for the Post Office Department building and the Apex Building in Washington, D. C. The files include scattered personal letters from Ed Rowan and Forbes Watson. The New York World's Fair (1939) folder contains a contract for Gross's work for the France Overseas and Finnish Buildings, and related correspondence and financial records. Also documented are Gross's participation in juries for national competitions and his work as a consultant for the selection of sculptors to execute work on federal buildings.
Correspondence with museums and galleries provides documentation of commissions and sales of Gross's artwork, many solo and group exhibitions in which he was represented, and multiple loans and gifts to various museums. These include Gross's 1977 retrospective at the Jewish Museum, exhibitions at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Correspondence with Bella Fishko and Forum Gallery documents Forum Gallery's representation of Gross's artwork from 1961 through the early 1980s and indicates the lucrative nature of Gross's exhibitions during that period. Letters include account statements, appraisals, records of sales and gifts of Gross's work, and copies of correspondence relating to loans of work for exhibitions at other galleries and museums.
Correspondence with Warren Robbins documents Robbins's efforts to engage the involvement of artists in establishing the Museum of African Art. Purchases of Gross's work in the early 1940s by museums as prominent as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, are also documented here, as are Gross's gifts and loans to both museums, his involvement with the Museum of Modern Art's education committee, and his loans from his personal collection to the National Gallery of Art's first exhibition of African art in 1970.
References to many commissions and projects appear throughout the series, including Gross's six bronze panels entitled Six Days of Creation for Temple Sharray Tefila in New York City, and his Ten Commandments for the sanctuary of the International Synagogue at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York. Correspondence with Harold and Kitty Ruttenberg relates to commissions for Temple Sinai in Pittsburgh and others and is notable also in that it includes relatively frequent replies from Renee and Chaim Gross which provide details about events in their lives and Gross's career. Correspondence with the United Nations documents Gross's commissions for watercolors and serigraph prints reproduced in three first day covers and stamps issued for the United Nations.
Correspondence also documents Gross's work as an educator with the Educational Alliance, and with the New School for Social Research where Gross acted in various capacities, including as a teacher, donor, and jury member, and worked to support the school's plan to establish an expanded art center program with residential facilities to serve as a resource for the whole of New York City.
Gross's involvement in many societies and associations is also documented, including his donations to, and service on the board of trustees of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Provincetown Art Association; his election to associate and academician of the National Academy of Design; and his membership in the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Correspondence with the Sculptor's Guild Inc., and with Fimi Samour, documents the guild's activities during the 1950s-early 1980s, including exhibitions, memberships, and financial status. Sculptors Guild correspondence includes letters from artist Renata Schwebel.
Correspondence is arranged alphabetically. Individuals and organizations represented in five or more items are arranged in named files; others are arranged alphabetically in general files for each letter. Files for correspondents with no given surname, or whose names are illegible or unidentified, are arranged toward the end of the series, followed by condolence letters written to Renee Gross on the death of Chaim Gross.
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A La Reine Margot (Margot and Rebecca), circa 1960-circa 1972
1
16
Addison Gallery of American Art, 1941-1943, 1959, 1980
1
17
Adelphi University, 1977-1980
1
18
African-American Institute, 1972-1981
1
19
Alva Museum Replicas, Inc., 1958-1980
1
20
America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Inc., 1959-1966
1
21
America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Inc., 1967-1983
1
22
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1963-1985
1
23
American Committee for Shaare Zedek Hospital, 1978-1981
1
24
American Federation of Arts/Magazine of Art, 1935-circa 1965
1
25
American Friends of the Hebrew University, 1959-1970
1
26
American Friends of the Hebrew University, 1971-1981
1
27
American Friends of the Israel Museum, 1973-1977, 1986-1987
1
28
American-Israel World's Fair Corporation, 1964
1
29
American Jewish Committee, 1957-1981
1
30
American Jewish Congress, 1961-1985
1
31
American Mizrachi Women, 1977-1989
1
32
American Society for Technion, Women's Division, circa 1956-circa 1979
1
33
Angel, Rivka, circa 1967-circa 1983
1
34
Anna L. Werbe Galleries, 1960-1966
1
35
Anti-Defamation League Appeal Women's Division, 1971-1983
1
36
Architectural League of New York, 1937-1948, 1964-1965
1
37
Art In Federal Buildings, Forbes Watson, 1938-1939
1
38
Art Institute of Chicago, 1941-1957
1
39
Art Students' League of New York, 1926, circa 1940-1987
1
40
Art Vivant, Inc., 1973-1978
1
41
Artists Equity Association, Inc., 1947-1980
1
42
Artists Welfare Fund, Inc., circa 1973-circa 1982
1
43
Arts Universal Research Associates, Inc., 1979-1984
1
44
Associated American Artists, 1941-1977
1
45
Association for the Help of Retarded Children, 1962-1979
1
46
Association for Welfare of Soldiers in Israel, circa 1970-1982
1
47
Atkin, Edith and Sam, circa 1960s-circa 1982
1
48
Audubon Artists, Inc., 1944-1984
1
49
Authenticated Graphic Editions Internationale, 1981
1
50
Avnet, Lester, 1965
1
51
A, General: Aa-Al, 1948-1984
1
52
A, General: Ama-American I, 1936-1982
1
53
A, General: American J-Ams, 1936-1985
1
54
A, General: An-Aro, 1935-1982
1
55
A, General: Art-Aru, 1934-1983
1
56
A, General: As-Av, 1945-1985
1
57
Baltimore Museum of Art, 1945-1978
1
58
Barn Gallery Associates, Inc., 1967-1968
1
59
Barnes Foundation, 1959-circa 1970
1
60
Barnhard, Esther and Sherwood, circa 1976-circa 1982
1
61
Bass Museum of Art, 1981-1982
1
62
Bean, Marshall E., 1966-1971
1
63
Beckman, Bernie, 1966
1
64
Begner, Edith and Jacob (Jack), circa 1962-1978
1
65
Beier, Norman S., 1965-1966
1
66
Benay, Florence and Marcus/Woodmere Academy, 1968-1982
1
67
Benk, Lane, 1976-1981
1
68
Benrus Watch Company, Inc., 1964-1968
1
69
Berman, Allan and Jean R., circa 1973-circa 1975
1
70
Berman, Muriel M and Philip I., 1972-1980
1
71
Berney, Joseph H. and Phyllis, circa 1979-circa 1987
1
72
Bernstein, Alice and Bo, circa 1960-1969
2
1
Bernstein, Alice and Bo, 1970-1976
Documents Bernstein's patronage of Gross's work, including his $50,000 gift to the University of Rhode Island which was used to purchase Gross's Performers in 1972.
2
2
Bernstein, Irwin L. (Tiny), circa 1958-circa 1982
2
3
Biddle, George, 1947-1967
2
4
Bikel, Theodore, circa 1961-circa 1972
2
5
Birch, John and Dorothy, 1930s-1970s
2
6
Birmingham Museum of Art, 1966
2
7
Bishop, Isabel, circa 1950s-circa 1982
2
8
Blume, Peter, 1940, 1963, 1974-1982
Includes a signed copy of Blume's remarks on the presentation of the American Academy of Arts and Letters award of merit medal to Gross in 1963.
2
9
B'Nai B'rith, circa 1961-1966, 1980
2
10
Boston University, 1977-1980
2
11
Boyer Galleries, Inc., 1934-1936
2
12
Brandeis University, circa 1950s-1984
2
13
Brandywine River Museum of the Brandywine Conservancy, 1976-1977
2
14
Brenner, Joseph and Ronnie, 1970s
2
15
Broido, Phoebe, circa 1973-1977
2
16
Brooklyn Association for Mental Health, Inc., 1961-1978
2
17
Brooklyn Museum, circa 1930-1979
2
18
Brown University, 1969-1976
2
19
Browne, Blanche and Milton, circa 1974-circa 1980
2
20
Brownstone, Ethel and Lucien, circa 1964-1976
2
21
Burson-Marstellar Associates, Inc., 1957
2
22
Butler Institute of American Art, 1957-1962
2
23
B, General: Ba, 1948-1987
2
24
B, General: Bea-Ben, 1932-1991
2
25
B, General: Ber-Bez, 1959-1982
2
26
B, General: Bg-Bl, 1951-1984
2
27
B, General: Bn-Bo, circa 1940-1985
2
28
B, General: Bra-Brot, 1945-1983
2
29
B, General: Brou-By, 1949-1981
2
30
Campbell, Jane and Kenneth F., circa 1967-circa 1982
2
31
Carnegie Institute, 1938-1946
2
32
Castellon, Fred, circa 1959-circa 1968
2
33
Central Synagogue, 1967-1978
2
34
Chrysler Art Museum of Provincetown, 1961-1969
2
35
Cincinnati Art Museum, 1938, 1977
2
36
City Art Museum of St. Louis, 1946, 1958
2
37
City of New York, 1931-1987
Various departments including Board of Education and Office of the Mayor.
2
38
City University of New York, 1972-1983
2
39
Clark University, 1965-1966, 1989
2
40
Clayton, Sandy and Stewart, 1977-1979
2
41
Cohen, Howard, 1976-1977
2
42
Cohen, Stephanie Diamond, circa 1959-circa 1979
2
43
Colby College Art Museum, circa 1959-circa 1976
2
44
College Art Association, 1933-1936
2
45
Columbia University, 1951-1982, 1990
2
46
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organization, 1973-1982
2
47
Congregation Addath Jeshurun, 1966-1969, 1982
2
48
Congregation Beth Achim on Gramcery Park, Brotherhood Synagogue, 1975-1977
2
49
Congregation Beth El, Detroit, MI (Robert N. Canvasser), 1971-1977
2
50
Congregation Beth El, South Orange, NJ, 1963-1978
2
51
Congregation B'Nai Jeshuran, 1965-1975
2
52
Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco, 1972
2
53
Congregation Gates of Heaven (Michael M. Szenes), 1966, 1977-1978
2
54
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)/Artists for CORE, 1963-1966
2
55
Consulate General of Israel in New York, 1976-1978
2
56
Contemporary American Sculptors Inc., 1948
2
57
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1951-1960
2
58
Cornell University (Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art/Cornell Art Tour), 1964-1965
2
59
Crane, Winthrop, 1935-1968
2
60
Cummings, Nathan, 1977-1982
2
61
Cummington School (Playhouse-in-the-Hills), 1934-1937
2
62
Cutler, Lois/Medici II Gallery, 1970-1977
2
63
C, General: C.-Ce, 1942-1989
2
64
C, General: Ch-Ci, 1939-1982
2
65
C, General: Cl-Com, 1936-1982
2
66
C, General: Con-Cu, 1936-1982
2
67
Deborah Hospital, 1965-1978
2
68
Denholtz, Elaine G., 1965-1967
2
69
Diamond, David L., 1967-1976
2
70
Diskin Orphan Home of Israel, 1979-1983
2
71
Dubiner, Samuel, 1955-1957
2
72
Dworsky, Florence, circa 1972-1980
2
73
D, General: Da-D.C., 1944-1983
3
1
D, General: De, 1936-1982
3
2
D, General: Dh-Dy, 1932-1984
3
3
E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1974
3
4
Educational Alliance, 1931-1970
3
5
Educational Alliance, 1971-1989
3
6
Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation, 1963-1964
3
7
Elisofon, Eliot and Elin, circa 1942-circa 1948, 1972-1983
3
8
Encyclopedia Judaica, 1946-1972
3
9
Ernst, Philip A., circa 1942-circa 1971
3
10
Eva Lee Gallery, circa 1962-circa 1982
3
11
Everett, Elsie and Jack, circa 1970s
3
12
Everhart Museum, 1958-1960
3
13
Everson Museum of Art, 1962-1977
3
14
Ezra Academy, 1976
3
15
E, General: E. El, 1934-1982
Includes two cards from Ralph and Fanny Ellison
3
16
E, General: Em-Ez, 1940-1982
Includes 3 letters from sculptor and foundry owner in Rome, Herzl Emanuel; 2 letters from sculptor Jacob Epstein, one regarding a sculpture Epstein purchased from Gross; and a letter and a postcard from Philip Evergood.
3
17
Fabri, Ralph (Today's Art), 1966-1975
3
18
Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1967-1970
3
19
Farber, Antje and Leonard L., circa 1974-1982
3
20
Fashion Institute of Technology, 1974-1975
3
21
Federal Art Project, 1939-1941
3
22
Federal Art Project, 1942-1943
3
23
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, 1969-1982
3
24
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, 1966-1982
3
25
Feldberg, Stanley and Teddy, circa 1972-circa 1982
3
26
Ferdman, Guta and Joe, circa 1948-circa 1981
3
27
Fields, Edward and Eleanor, 1976-1982
Documents sales of tapestries with reproductions of Gross's artwork.
3
28
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Inc., 1968-1987
3
29
Five Towns Music and Art Foundation, Inc., 1950, 1966-1975
3
30
Floch, Joseph and Mimi, circa 1960s, 1982
3
31
Fogelson, David and Trudye, 1976-1983
3
32
Forum Gallery/Bella Fishko, circa 1960-circa 1983
3
33
Forum Gallery/Bella Fishko, 1961-1969
3
34
Forum Gallery/Bella Fishko, 1970-1975
3
35
Forum Gallery/Bella Fishko, 1976-1978
3
36
Forum Gallery/Bella Fishko, 1979-1983
3
37
Franklin and Marshall College, circa 1969-1984
3
38
Franklin, Harry A., circa 1944-1965, 1978
3
39
Freund, Chaya, circa 1960s
3
40
Friendly, Dorothy and Fred, circa 1960-circa 1979
3
41
F, General: F-Fei, 1940-1980
3
42
F, General: Fel-Fi, 1931-1983
3
43
F, General: Fl-Fo, 1945-1983
Includes a January 1945 receipt from Juliana Force for a bronze figure purchased for $500; and three greeting cards from Karl and Lillian Fortess with reproductions of original artwork.
3
44
F, General: Fra-Fre, 1937-1982
3
45
G, General: Fri-Fu, 1939-1989
3
46
Galerie Cote (Victor Rosado), 1980
3
47
Ganeles, Benjamin and Ruth, circa 1961-circa 1981
3
48
Ganeles, David P. and Lynn (Hadassah, Ossining-Briarcliff Chapter), circa 1965-circa 1974
3
49
Garelick's Gallery (Robert Garelick), 1955-1966
3
50
George Heller Memorial Foundation, Inc., 1965-1967
3
51
Geva, Shlomo and Zipy, circa 1975-circa 1982
3
52
Gildenhorn, Alma and Joseph B., 1972-1975
3
53
Glass Gallery (Wendy Glass), 1968-1982
3
54
Goldblatt, Noel, circa 1979-circa 1982
3
55
Goldman, Tillie (American Friends of the Israel Museum Women's Division), circa 1973-1982
3
56
Goldsheider, Sidney, 1981-1982
3
57
Golenbock and Barell (Seyour Kleinman, Karen Horney Clinic), 1977-1982
3
58
Goodrich, Edith and Lloyd, circa 1959-circa 1976
3
59
Gordon, Ruth (later Herskovitz), circa 1960s-1982
3
60
Govenar, Sidney A., 1971-1983
3
61
Graham, Laurie and Richard, 1965-1979
3
62
Grooms, Mimi, Red and Family, circa 1961-circa 1979
Includes eight letters and two envelopes illustrated by Mimi Grooms, one is oversized and housed in Box 22, Folder 1.
3
63
Gross, Gershon and Family, circa 1965-circa 1983
3
64
Gross, Jerome and Marjorie, circa 1975-circa 1982
3
65
Gross, Renee to Chaim Gross, circa 1970-circa 1972
3
66
Grossman, Emery, 1970-1976
3
67
Gutterman, Leslie Yale and Julie, 1978-1981
3
68
Guttman, Albee and Jerome B., 1970-1982
3
69
G, General: G.-Geo, 1941-1986
3
70
G, General: Ger-Gl, 1940-1984
Includes three letters, one illustrated, from Eugenie Gershoy in which she expresses her admiration for Gross and references bronzes Gross bought from her; three letters from African art historian J. Werner Gillon; and two postcards from Allan Ginsberg, who delivered a tribute to Gross in 1994 at the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
3
71
G, General: God-Gol, 1936-1987
4
1
G, General: Goo-Gou, 1939-1983
4
2
G, General: Gra-Gri, 1935-1986
4
3
G, General: Gro-Gw, 1935-1981
4
4
Hadassah, 1964-1979
4
5
Hadassah, Los Angeles Chapter, 1969-1970, 1983
4
6
Hadassah Medical Organization, 1965-1979
4
7
Hadassah, Nassau Region, 1977-1979
4
8
Hadassah, New York Chapter, 1965-1991
4
9
Hadassah, Pascack Valley Chapter, 1966-1973
4
10
Hadassah, Various Chapters and Magazine, 1964-1974
4
11
Halban, Peter (Mishkenot Sha'ananim Jerusalem), 1975
4
12
Harmon, Lily, circa 1970-circa 1982
4
13
Harris, Arthur (Art Harris Gallery), 1971-1974
4
14
Harriton, Abe and Estelle, 1976-1982
4
15
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1965-1982
4
16
Haus der Kunst, Munchen, 1980-1982
4
17
Hebald, Cecille and Milton, circa 1965-1968
4
18
Hebrew Home for the Aged, 1965-1984
4
19
Hebrew Teachers College, 1967
4
20
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 1971-1990
4
21
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Eliyahu Honig), 1964-1983
4
22
Hecht, Reuben R., 1968-1981
4
23
Heimbach, Sylvia, 1979
4
24
Henderson, Priscilla, 1967-1968
4
25
Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, 1976-1977
4
26
Hersey, Irwin and Marcia, circa 1970s
4
27
Hertz, Richard C., 1972-1977
4
28
Hiatt, Frances and Jacob, circa 1965-1982
4
29
High School of Music and Art, 1941-1970
4
30
Hillcrest Jewish Center, 1969-1981
4
31
Hirsch, Joe, 1959-1969
4
32
Hise, Albert/The Massilon Museum, 1939-1976
Detailed letters from Massilon Museum director Albert Hise provide information about the museum's development of their collection of Gross's artwork.
4
33
Hurwitz (Hurwood), David Lyon, 1968, 1980-1984
Includes a photograph of Theresa Bernstein and William Meyerowitz in their studio and a photograph of Woldemar Neufeld
4
34
Hyman, D. Jay, 1964-1967
4
35
Hyman, Irwin H., 1963-1968
4
36
H, General: H.-Hal, circa 1952-1982
4
37
H, General: Ham-Hay, 1939-1982
4
38
H, General: Heb-Hey, 1959-1989
4
39
H, General: Hi-Ho, 1939-1983
4
40
H, General: Hu-Hy, 1942-1980
4
41
Ilson, Aaron B. and Sylvia, 1967-1979
4
42
Indiana University, 1941-1972
4
43
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis, 1960-1972
4
44
Institute of Contemporary Art, 1951-1978
4
45
International Council of Jewish Women (Marilyn Shubin), 1978
4
46
International Sculpture Center, 1986-1987
4
47
International Synagogue, 1966-1982
4
48
Israel Education Fund, 1966-1968
4
49
Israeli Embassy/Independence Ball, circa 1964-1985
4
50
Israel Museum, 1965-1982
4
51
I, General, 1945-1988
4
52
Jacobs, Lewis and Lilian, 1940-circa 1970
4
53
Jesselson, Erica (Shaare Zedek), circa 1979-1983
4
54
Jewish Community Center, Bayonne, NJ, 1969-1974
4
55
Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island, 1971
4
56
Jewish Community Center on the Palisades, 1978-1980
4
57
Jewish Community Center, Worcester, MA, 1963-1966
4
58
Jewish Currents, 1970-1987
4
59
Jewish Museum, 1947-1967
4
60
Jewish Museum, 1974-1979
4
61
Jewish Museum, 1980-1991
4
62
Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1947, 1968-1987
4
63
Jewish Welfare Board, 1982
4
64
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Public Art Preservation Committee, 1974-1980
4
65
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1936-1986
4
66
Judaic Heritage Society, 1972-1980
4
67
J, General: J.-Ja, 1942-1982
4
68
J, General: Je, 1948-1997
1997 item is an empty envelope
4
69
J, General: Jo-Ju, 1939-1983
4
70
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 1961-1962
4
71
Kaminsky, David, 1976-1984
4
72
Kandell, Suki, 1965-1979
4
73
Kaplan, Ethel and Julius, 1970-1974
4
74
Kaplan, J. M., 1950-1967
4
75
Karen Horney Clinic, 1958-1982
4
76
Kauvar, Charles and Sara, circa 1969-circa 1972
4
77
Kessler, Seymour, 1978-1981
4
78
Klein, Cele and Harris, 1969-1976
4
79
Kleinberg, Barbara (Bobbie), 1966-1974
4
80
Kleinman, Seymour, 1974-1982
4
81
Knaths, Karl, 1963-1968
Letters relate to an exchange of artwork between Knaths and Gross.
4
82
Koehler, John O., circa 1970s-1980
5
1
Kolleck, Teddy, 1973-1984
5
2
Kolliner, Beatrice and Melville, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
5
3
Kopman, Benjamin, 1937-1959
5
4
Krasnow, Carrie and Howard, 1980-1983
5
5
Kroll, Leon, 1950-circa 1971
5
6
K, General: K.-Kam, 1942-1981
5
7
K, General: Kan-Kay, 1942-1983
5
8
K, General: Ke-Ki, 1942-1988
5
9
K, General: Kl, 1946-1982
5
10
K, General: Kn-Ko, 1939-1982
5
11
K, General: Kr-Kw, 1936-1981
5
12
LaFair, Claude and Isadore, circa 1960s
5
13
La Jolla Art Center, 1962-1967
5
14
Landau, Norman J., circa 1969-1981
5
15
Lawrence Gallery/Sidney Lawrence, 1952, 1973-1975
5
16
Leo N. Levi National Arthritis Hospital, 1973-1985
5
17
Lerner, Abe, circa 1962-circa 1975
5
18
Levene, Roslyn, circa 1970s
5
19
Licht, Dotty and Frank, 1972-1982
5
20
Limited Arts Limited, 1973-1976
5
21
List, Albert A., 1961-1967
5
22
Livingston, Mimi S., 1977-1980
5
23
Long Beach Friends of Hofstra, 1972
5
24
Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, 1971-1983
5
25
Lothrop, Stanley, 1933-1939
5
26
Lubavitch Youth Organization, 1969-1982
5
27
Lyons, Leonard and Sylvia, circa 1967-circa 1977
5
28
Lyss, Esther and Stanley, circa 1970s
5
29
L, General: L.-La, 1935-1983
5
30
L, General: Lea-Len, 1944-1983
5
31
L, General: Leo-Ley, 1929-1982
5
32
L, General: Li, 1935-1988
5
33
L, General: Lo-Lu, 1941-1989
5
34
M. H. De Young Memorial Museum, 1948-1949
5
35
M. Snower & Company, 1953-1959
5
36
Manhattan IHB League, 1969-1981
5
37
Manhattanville College, 1968-1971
5
38
Mann, Sylvia, 1965-1979
5
39
Marble Arch Gallery, Inc., 1960-1961
5
40
Maril, Herman, circa 1967-circa 1976
5
41
Massachusetts College of Art/John Baker, 1978-1982
5
42
Maurice Pine Free Public Library, 1981-1983
5
43
Maza, Gabriel, 1973-1980
5
44
McMahon, Audrey, circa 1936-circa 1974
5
45
Meilach, Dona Z., 1967-1972
5
46
Melford, Maurice A., Sculpture in Replica, 1948-1951
5
47
Menninger Foundation, 1978-1983
5
48
Menorah Home and Hospital for Aged and Infirm, 1964-1967
5
49
Menorah Journal, 1943-1950
5
50
Metropolitan Museum of Art, circa 1940-1992
5
51
Miami Beach Festival of the Arts, 1979-1980
5
52
Michigan State University, 1969-1973
5
53
Miller, Marjorie S., circa 1971-1981
5
54
Milwaukee Art Center, 1960, 1980-1982
5
55
Miron, Issachar and Tsipora, circa 1970-1983
5
56
Mitchell, Jan, circa 1956-circa 1974
5
57
Montclair Art Museum, 1945, circa 1976-circa 1980s
5
58
Moskowitz, Charlotte and Lionel, circa 1963-circa 1978
5
59
Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1976-1980
5
60
Mowshowitz, Israel, 1967-1978
5
61
Munson-Williams Proctor Institute, 1941-1943, 1962-1963, 1985
5
62
Museum of Art of Ogunquit, 1961-1965
5
63
Museum of Modern Art, 1934-1949
5
64
Museum of Modern Art, 1950-1968, 1984-1985
5
65
Museum of Primitive Art, circa 1959-circa 1972
5
66
Myerson, Bess, circa 1966-1980
5
67
M, General: M.-Mao, 1961-1989
5
68
M, General: Mar-Maz, 1940-1983
5
69
M, General: Mc-Me, 1934-1982
5
70
M, General: Mi, 1957-1982
Includes two letters with a sketch from architect Lester J. Millman who built bases for Gross's sculpture.
5
71
M, General: Mo-My, 1934-1983
Includes a three-page letter from poet Samuel French Morse.
5
72
Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, 1978-1986
5
73
Nathan, Ann, circa 1971-1973
5
74
National Academy of Design, 1969-1989
6
1
National Association of Women Artists, 1967, 1985-1989
6
2
National Broadcasting Company, Inc., 1958-1963
6
3
National Council of Jewish Women, 1956-1982
6
4
National Council on Art in Jewish Life, 1979-1983
6
5
National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, 1968-1980
6
6
National Gallery of Art, 1969-1981
6
7
National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1950-1976
6
8
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1967
6
9
National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association, 1968-1979
6
10
Nechin, Sam, circa 1970s
6
11
New School for Social Research, 1948-1982
6
12
New York Board of Rabbis, 1966-1984
6
13
New York Enthusiasts, Inc., 1948-1959, 1974
6
14
New York Society for Ethical Culture, Art Auction, 1962-1970
6
15
New York University, 1940-1985
6
16
New York World's Fair (1939), 1938-1939
6
17
Newark Museum, 1940-1977
6
18
Newman, Arnold and Augusta, 1943-1944 , circa 1974-circa 1982
6
19
Newman , Elias, 1948-1981
6
20
Nicci, Giovanni and Angelo/Nicci Foundry, 1958-1968
6
21
Norton Gallery and School of Art, 1940-1978
6
22
Northside Center for Child Development, 1960-1964
6
23
N, General: N.-Na, 1942-1987
6
24
N, General: Nea-New, 1935-1985
6
25
N, General: New-Nu, 1942-1984
6
26
Odes, Richard and Shirley, circa 1964-circa 1976
6
27
Oestreicher, Gerard, 1959-1974
6
28
Old Dominion College, 1968-1969
6
29
Oreck, Sandra Zahn, circa 1973-1980
6
30
Orzac, Bebe and Edward, circa 1970s
6
31
O, General, 1945-1980
6
32
Packard, Henriette (Henriette Lehman), circa 1964-circa 1983
6
33
Packard, Henriette (Henriette Lehman), 1964-1974
6
34
Packard, Henriette (Henriette Lehman), 1975-1983
6
35
Palley, George T., 1950-1970
6
36
Parrish Art Museum, 1981-1982
6
37
Paulson, Rosalind B. (Rosalind B. Stevens), circa 1963-circa 1982
6
38
Peerce, Alice K. and Jan, circa 1954-circa 1967
6
39
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1942-1965, 1984-1986
6
40
Peso, 1974-1979
6
41
Peter M. David Gallery, Inc. (Bonnie Sussman), 1974-1975
6
42
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1942-1980
6
43
Philadelphia Museum of Judaica, 1980-1982
6
44
Philharmonic Symphony of Westchester, Inc., 1965-1974
6
45
Phoenix Art Museum, 1969-1980
6
46
Piskor, Frank P., 1966-1981
6
47
Pollack, Jerry and Marcia, 1963-1980
6
48
Poses, Jack and Lillian, circa 1974-circa 1982
6
49
Posner, Judith, 1978-1982
6
50
Potok, Chaim, 1969-1976
6
51
Press, Freda, 1972-1981
6
52
Primoff & Primoff, 1963-1965
6
53
Propp, Enia Alter, 1976-1980
6
54
Provincetown Art Association, 1939, 1959-1990
6
55
P, General: P.-Pa, 1939-1983
6
56
P, General: Pe-Ph, 1947-1984
6
57
P, General: Pi-Pl, 1944-1983
6
58
P, General: Po-Py, 1948-1983
6
59
Queens College, 1938-1980
6
60
Q, General, circa 1960s
6
61
Rabinowitz, Stanley, 1972-1977
6
62
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 1970
6
63
Reiss-Davis Clinic for Child Guidance, 1960-1967
6
64
Rhode Island School of Design, 1964-1971
6
65
Rich, Jack C., 1946-1970
6
66
Richmond, Howard S., circa 1971-1983
6
67
Richmond, Lawrence, 1956-1978
6
68
Robbins, Anita and Norman B., circa 1967-1983
6
69
Robbins, Warren/Museum of African Art, circa 1963-circa 1982
6
70
Robbins, Warren/Museum of African Art, 1963-1975
6
71
Robbins, Warren/Museum of African Art, 1976-1983
6
72
Robinson, Edward G. and Jane, circa 1964-1979
6
73
Robinson Galleries, Inc., 1939-1942
6
74
Rosen, Saul, 1949-1979
6
75
Royal Society of Arts, 1968-1975
6
76
Ruder & Finn Incorporated, 1964-1983
6
77
Rutgers University, 1961-1980
6
78
Ruttenberg, Harold J. and Kitty, 1967-1970
7
1
Ruttenberg, Harold J. and Kitty, 1971-1975
7
2
Ruttenberg, Harold J. and Kitty, 1976-1983
7
3
R, General: R.-Red, 1941-1983
7
4
R, General: Ree-Ri, 1938-1982
7
5
R, General: Rob-Rose, 1941-1982
7
6
R, General: Rosen-Rossmore, 1946-1983
Includes four cards and notes from May Tabak Rosenberg with original drawings by Patia Rosenberg.
7
7
R, General: Rost-Ry, 1935-1981
7
8
Saint John, Robert and Ruth, circa 1970s-1982
7
9
Saint Paul Art Center, 1963-1967
7
10
Salinas, Marcel, 1968-1973
7
11
Samour, Fimi, 1972-1977
7
12
Sandman, Edna, circa 1970s
7
13
Sapinsley, Milton C., circa 1970s
7
14
Saypol, Grace/Sisterhood of Temple Israel, 1970-1974
7
15
Schaeffer, Freda and Harry, circa 1960s-circa 1978
7
16
Schimmel, Michael, 1965-1979
7
17
Schneider, Ruth R., 1974-1977
7
18
Scholastic Awards/Scholastic Magazines, Inc., 1951-1966
7
19
Sculptors Guild Inc., circa 1956-1983
7
20
Seawright, Sandy (Nashville Banner), 1976-1977
7
21
Sex Information and Education Council of the U. S. (SIECUS), 1970-1972
7
22
Shaifer, Norman (Custom Color Communications), 1972-1979
7
23
Shapiro, Sadie, 1965-1978
7
24
Shinkle, Jackson L., 1973
7
25
Shore Studio Galleries, 1955-1961
7
26
Simon, Bernard, 1964-1976
7
27
Singer, Alma and Isaac Bashevis, circa 1971-1982
7
28
Sklar, Albert L., 1973-1981
7
29
Sklaroff, Robert and Family, circa 1970s-circa 1980
7
30
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, circa 1947-1983
7
31
Slosberg, Helen S., circa 1962-circa 1977
7
32
Smithsonian Institution, 1968-1987
7
33
Smithsonian Institution, American Art Museum, 1958-1974
7
34
Smithsonian Institution, American Art Museum, 1975-1989
7
35
Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1967-1982
7
36
Snow, John C., 1961-1969
7
37
Solomon, Joseph, 1972-1982
7
38
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1956-1982
7
39
Sosland, Louis and Rheta, 1963-1964
7
40
Soyer, Moses, circa 1960s-1974
7
41
Soyer, Raphael and Family, circa 1970s-1980
7
42
Sperakis, Nick, 1970-1980
7
43
Spiegel, Barbara and Edward, circa 1966-1967
7
44
Spoleto Festival, 1974-1975
7
45
Squadron, Howard M., circa 1966-1980
7
46
Stambler, Arthur, 1974-1978
7
47
State of Israel Bonds, 1951-1973
7
48
State of Israel Bonds, 1974-1991
7
49
State Unversity College, 1970-1971
7
50
State University of New York, 1951-1976
7
51
Stearns, Bear, 1973-1980
7
52
Stein, Ros and Joe, circa 1972-1983
7
53
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 1974-1982
7
54
Stern, Claire and I. Jerome, circa 1964-1982
7
55
Sterne Family, 1962-1981
7
56
Stone, Sybil, 1979-1980
7
57
Strauser, Sterling, 1941-1946, 1962
7
58
Strauss, Claudia, circa 1970s
7
59
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 1965-1966
7
60
Syracuse University, 1964-1978
7
61
S, General: S.-Sa, 1941-1982
7
62
S, General: Scha-Schn, 1938-1982
7
63
S, General: Scho-Se, 1938-1984
7
64
S, General: Sh, 1938-1984
7
65
S, General: Si, 1956-1984
8
1
S, General: Sk-Sn, 1942-1985
8
2
S, General: So-Spe, 1936-1982
8
3
S, General: Spi-Ster, 1939-1982
8
4
S, General: Stevens-Sy, circa 1950-1983
Includes two cards and a letter from James Johnson Sweeney.
8
5
Tarbell, Roberta K. (Bobbi), 1976-1982
8
6
Tavelli, Edna, circa 1981-1982
8
7
Tel-Aviv Museum, circa 1952-1982
8
8
Temple Beth El, Birmingham, MI, 1974-1977
8
9
Temple Beth Israel, Phoenix, AZ, 1974-1979
8
10
Temple Shaaray Tefila, 1965-1971
8
11
Temple Sinai, Pittsburgh, PA, 1968-1981
8
12
Tenenbaum, Shea, circa 1941-circa 1978
8
13
Toledo Museum of Art, 1947-1959
8
14
Topper, Victor/Beth Tzedec Art Committee, 1967
8
15
Treasury Relief Art Project, 1935
8
16
Treasury Relief Art Project, 1936
8
17
Treasury Relief Art Project, 1937-1938
8
18
T, General: Ta-Te, 1949-1981
8
19
T, General: Th-Tu, 1940-1984
8
20
Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1948, 1968-1972
8
21
United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, Inc., circa 1967-1981
8
22
United Jewish Appeal (Various Divisions), 1956-1984
8
23
United Jewish Appeal, Federation Joint Campaign, 1976-1982
8
24
United Nations, 1960-1986
8
25
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 1967-1970
8
26
United Nations, Commemorative Stamps, "Namibia", 1973-1974
8
27
United Nations, Commemorative Stamps, "New International Economic Order", 1979-1980
8
28
United Nations, Commemorative Stamps, "International Conference on Population", 1984
8
29
United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc., 1951-1982
8
30
United States Information Agency, circa 1959-circa 1976
8
31
University of California, 1948, 1966-1972
8
32
University of Connecticut, 1970-1975
8
33
University of Georgia, 1957-1979
8
34
University of Haifa, 1968-1987
8
35
University of Illinois-Krannert Art Museum, 1971-1978
8
36
University of Minnesota, 1946-1947, 1961
8
37
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (Kenneth Campbell), 1967-1968, 1980-1982
8
38
U, General: Uh-United, 1935-1982
8
39
U, General: Universal-Ut, 1947-1982
8
40
Valentin, Curt/Bucholz Gallery, 1942-1945
8
41
Van De Bovenkamp, Hans, circa 1978-circa 1980
8
42
Van Veen, Felicia and Stuyvesant, circa 1967-1983
8
43
Viener, Saul, 1977-1982
8
44
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1945-1947, 1975
8
45
Vogel, Julius, circa 1970-1978
8
46
V, General, 1928-1987
8
47
Walden School, 1958-1968
8
48
Walker Art Center, 1947
8
49
Wang, Robert, International Synagogue Commission, 1971-1974
8
50
Washington Hebrew Congregation, 1976-1982
8
51
Wayne, Irving, circa 1957-circa 1977
8
52
Weingberg, Martin S., 1975-1981
8
53
Weinberger, Dave and Sabina, circa 1967-1982
8
54
Weinstein, Lewis and Selma, 1969-1979
8
55
Weintraub, Rhoda K., circa 1963-circa 1972
8
56
Westchester Reform Temple, 1967-1976
8
57
Westmoreland County Museum of Art, 1964-1965, 1977-1978
8
58
White House Invitations, 1975-1976, 1983
8
59
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1933-1959
8
60
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1963-1985
8
61
Wichita State University, 1971-1983
8
62
Wien, Ellen and Sidney/Atlanta Art Institute, circa 1959-1961
8
63
Wiltwyck School for Boys, 1966-1971
8
64
Winter, Elmer R. and Nannette, 1968-1973
8
65
WNET/Channel 13, 1976-1983
8
66
Wohlgelernter, Israel, circa 1967-circa 1979
8
67
Womens Campaign for UJA and Federation Art Auction, 1975-1984
8
68
Women's League for Israel, 1964-1974
9
1
Women's League for Israel, 1975-1985
9
2
Worcester Art Museum, 1956, 1974-1978
9
3
World Federation of United Nations Association, circa 1973-1980
9
4
Writers and Artists for Peace in the Middle East, Inc., 1971-1976
9
5
Wunderman, Lester, relating to Eliot Elisofon, 1971-1974
9
6
W, General: Wa, 1947-1982
9
7
W, General: Wea-Wei, 1949-1982
9
8
W, General: Wel-Wh, 1939-1981
9
9
W, General: Wi, 1942-1983
9
10
W, General: Wo-Wy, 1940-1982
9
11
Yeshiva University, 1967-1989
9
12
Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1965-1990
9
13
Yochehlson, Kathryn, 1966-1982
9
14
Young Israel of Oceanside, 1965-1982
9
15
Y, General, 1934-1983
9
16
Zionist Organization of America, 1976-1978
9
17
Zorach, Marguerite and William, circa 1938-1980
9
18
Z, General, 1948-1984
9
19
First Names Only, A, 1966-1983
9
20
First Names Only, B, 1937-1982
9
21
First Names Only, C, 1945-1982
9
22
First Names Only, D, circa 1971-circa 1982
9
23
First Names Only, E, circa 1963-1982
9
24
First Names Only, F-G, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
9
25
First Names Only, H-I, 1937-1982
9
26
First Names Only, J, 1936-1982
9
27
First Names Only, K, circa 1960-1983
9
28
First Names Only, L, 1942-1982
9
29
First Names Only, M, 1943-1983
9
30
First Names Only, N, circa 1960s
9
31
First Names Only, P, 1946-1981
9
32
First Names Only, R, circa 1960s-1982
9
33
First Names Only, S, 1943-1982
9
34
First Names Only, T, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
9
35
First Names Only, Y-Z, 1946-1982
9
36
Illegible/No Name, circa 1930s-circa 1983
9
37
Illegible/No Name, 1940-1973
9
38
Illegible/No Name, 1974-1982
9
39
Condolence Letters, A-D, 1991
9
40
Condolence Letters, E-H, 1991
9
41
Condolence Letters, I-P, 1991
9
42
Condolence Letters, R-S, 1991
9
43
Condolence Letters, V-Y, 1991, 1997
9
44
Condolence Letters from Institutions, A-W, 1991
9
45
Condolence Letters, No Name/Illegible, 1991
9
46
Condolence Letters, First Names Only, 1991
9
47
Oversized Grooms, Mimi, Red and Family from Box 3, Folder 63
22
1

Series 3: Writings and Notes , 1938-circa 1980s
0.25 Linear feet
Boxes 9-10

Series is arranged as two sub-series.
  • 3.1: Writings and Notes by Gross, 1938-circa 1970s
  • 3.2: Writings and Notes by Others, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
3.1: Writings and Notes by Gross, 1938-circa 1970s
Writings and notes by Gross include a review and a copy of the American Federation of Arts publication Magazine of Art for December 1938 featuring Gross's first published article. Writings and notes about other artists are drafts of short statements about artists including Federico Castellon, Robert Matta, Bernard Simon, Moses Soyer, and Harvey Weiss, possibly written as recommendations or for announcements or catalogs. Also found are drafts of chapters for Gross's how-to book The Technique of Wood Sculpture, with draft labels and photos of artwork to be featured in the book.
Description Container
Writings About Other Artists, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
9
48
Published Article, 1938
9
49
Review of Unidentified Publication, undated
9
50
Statements about Projects and Work, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
10
1
The Technique of Wood Sculpture, Chapter Drafts, circa 1950s
10
2
The Technique of Wood Sculpture, Labels for Photographs, circa 1950s
10
3
The Technique of Wood Sculpture, Labels for Photographs, circa 1950s
10
4
The Technique of Wood Sculpture, Labels for Process, circa 1950s
10
5
The Technique of Wood Sculpture, Labels for Wood Sculpture, circa 1950s
10
6
The Technique of Wood Sculpture, Photos of Artwork, circa 1950s
10
7
The Technique of Wood Sculpture, Photos of Artwork, circa 1950s
10
8
3.2: Writings and Notes by Others, 1950s-circa 1980s
Writings by others about Gross include remarks made at dedications of his sculpture, and on other occasions when he received awards and include copies of essays by John I. H. Baur and Carol Drisko. Writings by Gross's brother, poet Naftoli Gross, include a typescript of a childhood memoir recalling Chaim's boyhood and coming to America, and poems about Gross.
Description Container
Artist Statements, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
10
9
Notes, undated
10
10
Writings About Gross, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
10
11
Writings About Gross by Naftoli Gross, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
10
12

Series 4: Personal Business Records , circa 1936-1982
0.25 Linear feet
Box 10

The series includes lists of Gross's drawing and sculpture, and of his private art collection with insurance values.
Lists of loans and loan agreements include many compiled by Forum Gallery, with dates of execution and dimensions of artwork. Some lists include prices and insurance values.
Agreements include one with Maurice A. Melford granting Melford the rights to reproduce Secret and Acrobats; and an agreement granting permission to use photographs in a film.
Receipts are for consignments, sales, loans, and gifts of artwork, as well as shipping receipts, and receipts for supplies. Appraisals are for twelve works of art by Gross for various recipients.
Miscellaneous records include a 1942 statement on taxes which relates to Gross's monetary prize for his contribution to the Artists for Victory exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Description Container Select
Agreements, 1948, circa 1960
10
13
Appraisals, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
10
14
Certificates of Appointment to Provincetown Art Commission, 1965-1972
10
15
Lists of Artwork, circa 1960s-circa 1982
10
16
Lists, Miscellaneous, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
10
17
Lists of Loans/Loan Agreements, circa 1949-1976
10
18
Lists of Loans/Loan Agreements, 1977
10
19
Lists of Loans/Loan Agreements, 1978-1982
10
20
Miscellaneous, circa 1936-circa 1982
10
21
Receipts, circa 1930s-circa 1980s
10
22
Receipts, 1939-1965
10
23
Receipts, 1967-1982
10
24

Series 5: Printed Material , 1925-2004
3.7 Linear feet
Boxes 10-14, 22, FC 24

Printed material is arranged by type and chronologically thereafter. Series is arranged as two subseries.
  • 5.1: Printed Material About Gross, 1925-2001
  • 5.2: Printed Material About Others, 1942-2004
5.1: Printed Material About Chaim Gross, 1925-2001
Printed material provides a comprehensive survey of the numerous exhibitions, teaching opportunities, professional events, and philanthropic endeavors in which Gross participated throughout his career.
Announcements and catalogs are for solo and group exhibitions, lectures and symposia, award dinners, openings and receptions, dedications of sculpture, and other special events. Brochures and programs are for books and films by or about Gross, tours of his studio, and events at which Gross was honored or at which his artwork was presented or dedicated. Additional printed material relating to awards and honors received by Gross can be found in Series 1: Biographical Material and Series 2: Correspondence. Copies of catalogs for Sculptors Guild exhibitions from the 1930s to 2001 can also be found here.
Art school brochures are for schools in which Gross taught, including the Cumington School, the Brooklyn Museum Art School, and the New Art School, established by Gross, Raphael and Moses Soyer, and Alexander Dobkin at 567 Sixth Avenue in New York City in 1939. They also include brochures for art programs in which Gross taught or otherwise participated, and auction catalogs for auctions for which Gross contributed artwork.
Brochures and programs are for dinners and award ceremonies in which Gross was honored or at which his artwork was presented or dedicated. Also found are brochures for Gross's books and films, and brochures for tours of his studio. Copies of catalogs for Sculptors Guild exhibitions from the 1930s to 2001 can also be found here.
The series also includes a motion picture film and a video recording of the documentary A Sculptor Speaks, and video recordings of Tree Trunk to Head and an NBC broadcast of The Two Chaims, featuring an interview with Chaim Gross.
News clippings and articles provide a comprehensive survey of the publicity Gross received over the course of his career from the early 1930s to the 1990s and include multiple articles on Gross in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish newspapers, magazines, and journals.
The series includes a copy of the book The Sculpture Relief of the Ten Commandments by Gross and Rabbi Israel Mowshowitz published by International Synagogue in 1973; and Improvisations published in 1953 and 1955 for the Artists Equity Masquerade Ball with reproductions of artwork by Gross. Reproductions of artwork include two posters for a Sculptors Guild Carnival with artwork by Gross, and a holiday card designed by Chaim Gross and signed by Chaim and Renee Gross.
Description Container
Announcements and Catalogs, undated
10
25
Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1920s
10
26
Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1930s
10
27
Announcements and Catalogs, 1935-1939
10
28
Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1940s
10
29
Announcements and Catalogs, 1940-1941
10
30
Announcements and Catalogs, 1942
10
31
Announcements and Catalogs, 1942
10
32
Announcements and Catalogs, 1943
10
33
Announcements and Catalogs, 1944-1947
10
34
Announcements and Catalogs, 1948-1949
10
35
Announcements and Catalogs, 1950-1951
10
36
Announcements and Catalogs, 1952
10
37
Announcements and Catalogs, 1953
10
38
Announcements and Catalogs, 1954
10
39
Announcements and Catalogs, 1955-1956
10
40
Announcements and Catalogs, 1957
10
41
Announcements and Catalogs, 1958-1959
10
42
Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1960s
10
43
Announcements and Catalogs, 1960-1962
10
44
Announcements and Catalogs, 1963
10
45
Announcements and Catalogs, 1964
10
46
Announcements and Catalogs, 1964
10
47
Announcements and Catalogs, 1965
11
1
Announcements and Catalogs, 1966
11
2
Announcements and Catalogs, 1967
11
3
Announcements and Catalogs, 1967
11
4
Announcements and Catalogs, 1967
11
5
Announcements and Catalogs, 1969
11
6
Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1970s
11
7
Announcements and Catalogs, 1970-1972
11
8
Announcements and Catalogs, 1973-1974
11
9
Announcements and Catalogs, 1975
11
10
Announcements and Catalogs, 1976
11
11
Announcements and Catalogs, 1977
11
12
Announcements and Catalogs, 1977
11
13
Announcements and Catalogs, 1978-1979
11
14
Announcements and Catalogs, 1980-1981
11
15
Announcements and Catalogs, 1982-1984
11
16
Announcements and Catalogs, 1985-1987
11
17
Announcements and Catalogs, 1988-1989
11
18
Announcements and Catalogs, 1990-1991
11
19
Announcements and Catalogs, Educational Alliance, 1925-1946
11
20
Announcements and Catalogs, Educational Alliance, 1953-1991
11
21
Announcements, Catalogs, Clippings on Juries and Panels, circa 1946-1983
11
22
Art School Brochures, circa 1930s
11
23
Art School Brochures, 1940s
11
24
Art School Brochures, 1971-1986
11
25
Art School Brochures, Educational Alliance, 1974-1983
11
26
Art School Brochures, New School for Social Research, 1954-1962
11
27
Art School Brochures, New School for Social Research, 1967-1970
11
28
Book, The Sculpture Relief of the Ten Commandments, 1973
11
29
Brochures and Programs, undated
11
30
Brochures and Programs, 1941-1965
11
31
Brochures and Programs, 1965-1972
11
32
Brochures and Programs, 1973-1975
Oversized material housed in Box 22, Folder 2
11
33
Brochures and Programs, 1976-1995
11
34
Brochures and Programs, American Academy and National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1956-1981
11
35
Brochures and Programs, Educational Alliance, 1954-1992
11
36
Catalogs, Sculptors Guild, 1938
12
1
Catalogs, Sculptors Guild, 1941, 1948
12
2
Catalogs, Sculptors Guild, 1952-1955
12
3
Catalogs, Sculptors Guild, 1962-1963
12
4
Catalogs, Sculptors Guild, 1964, 1966
12
5
Catalogs, Sculptors Guild, 1967-1968
12
6
Catalogs, Sculptors Guild, 1970-1974
12
7
Catalogs, Sculptors Guild, 1975-1979
12
8
Catalogs, Sculptors Guild, 1980s
12
9
Catalogs, Sculptors Guild, 1980s
12
10
Catalogs, Sculptors Guild, 2001
12
11
Documentary Film, A Sculptor Speaks, 1956
1 Film reel
16mm
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Copy of motion picture film original
Motion picture film reel housed in FC 24
12
12
Documentary Film, Copy, Tree Trunk To Head (1938), 1995
1 videocassettes (vhs)
12
13
Improvisations: Artists Equity Masquerade Ball, 1953
12
14
Improvisations: Artists Equity Masquerade Ball, 1955
12
15
NBC Broadcast of The Two Chaims, 1983
1 Videocassette
Scotch UCA 30 videocassette
12
16
News Clippings/Articles, circa 1930s-circa 1990s
12
17
News Clippings/Articles, circa 1930s-circa 1990s
12
18
News Clippings/Articles, circa 1929
12
19
News Clippings/Articles, 1934-1935
Oversized material housed in Box 22 Folder 2
12
20
News Clippings/Articles, 1936
12
21
News Clippings/Articles, 1937
12
22
News Clippings/Articles, 1937
12
23
News Clippings/Articles, 1938-1939
Oversized material housed in Box 22, Folder 2
12
24
News Clippings/Articles, 1940
12
25
News Clippings/Articles, 1941
12
26
News Clippings/Articles, 1942
Includes photocopies of two photos of In Memoriam of Capt. Colin Kelly including one of Gross standing next to the plaster cast. Notes attached to the documentation indicate that the plaster was never cast, and was missing, presumed destroyed.
12
27
News Clippings/Articles, 1943-1944
12
28
News Clippings/Articles, 1944-1945
12
29
News Clippings/Articles, 1946
Oversized material housed in Box 22, Folder 2
13
1
News Clippings/Articles, 1946-1947
13
2
News Clippings/Articles, 1948-1952
Oversized material housed in Box 22, Folder 2
13
3
News Clippings/Articles, 1953-1954
13
4
News Clippings/Articles, 1955-1956
13
5
News Clippings/Articles, 1956
13
6
News Clippings/Articles, 1957
13
7
News Clippings/Articles, 1958-1959
13
8
News Clippings/Articles, 1959
13
9
News Clippings/Articles, 1960-1962
13
10
News Clippings/Articles, 1962
13
11
News Clippings/Articles, 1963
Oversized material housed in Box 22, Folder 2
13
12
News Clippings/Articles, 1964
13
13
News Clippings/Articles, 1965-1966
13
14
News Clippings/Articles, 1967-1969
13
15
News Clippings/Articles, 1970-1974
13
16
News Clippings/Articles, 1975-1977
13
17
News Clippings/Articles, 1980-1984
13
18
News Clippings/Articles, 1987-1996
13
19
News Clippings/Articles in Yiddish/Hebrew, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
13
20
News Clippings/Articles in Yiddish/Hebrew, 1928-1937
13
21
News Clippings/Articles in Yiddish/Hebrew, 1940-1942
13
22
News Clippings/Articles in Yiddish/Hebrew, 1943-1946
13
23
News Clippings/Articles in Yiddish/Hebrew, 1950-1965
13
24
News Clippings/Articles in Yiddish/Hebrew, 1966-1969
13
25
News Clippings/Articles in Yiddish/Hebrew, 1970-1974
13
26
News Clippings/Articles in Yiddish/Hebrew, 1976-1978
13
27
News Clippings/Articles in Yiddish/Hebrew, 1980-1985
13
28
Press Releases, 1963-1982
13
29
Reproductions of Artwork, undated
13
30
Documentary Film, A Sculptor Speaks from Box 12, Folder 12
FC 24
Oversized Brochures and Programs from Box 11, Folder 33; News Clippings/Articles from Box 12, Folder 24 and Box 13, Folders 3 and 12
22
2
5.2: Printed Material About Others, 1942-2004
Printed material about others includes announcements and catalogs for Moses and Raphael Soyer and others, and printed material on African arts.
Description Container
Announcements and Catalogs, undated
13
31
Announcements and Catalogs, 1942-1969
13
32
Announcements and Catalogs, 1972-1979
13
33
Announcements and Catalogs, 2004
13
34
Brochures and Programs, 1965, 1975
13
35
Printed Material on African Arts, 1957, 1970-1973
13
36
Printed Material on African Arts, 1974-1977
13
37
Printed Material on African Arts, 1977-1979
13
38
Printed Material on African Arts, 1981-1983
14
1
Press Releases, circa 1960s-1978
14
2
Reproductions of Artwork, undated
14
3

Series 6: Sketchbooks , 1933-1991
6.1 Linear feet
Boxes 14-19, 22

This series comprises 115 sketchbooks produced by Gross between 1933 and 1991. The earliest sketchbooks are primarily figure and head studies interspersed with landscape sketches. Themes include the mother and child bond and models in acrobatic poses. There are sketches of Renee Gross with baby Mimi, Raphael Soyer, and Concetta Scaravaglione.
Beginning in 1944 Gross's sketchbooks take on a much darker tone with sketches characterized by bird-like and serpentine creatures of a mythological nature combined with human forms, images of war, Hebrew iconography, and recurring motifs of subjects pierced with long shards and nails, many dripping tears. A selection of Gross's sketches from this period were published in the book Chaim Gross: Fantasy Drawings by Beechurst Press, Inc. in 1956. These types of images continue to dominate the sketchbooks through the mid-1950s, and begin to diminish thereafter. Sketchbooks from the 1960s are characterized by figure and head studies, Jewish iconography, and vibrant and colorful sketches of travels abroad. The sketchbooks from 1965-1966 includes sketches of William and Marguerite Zorach.
"Fantasy drawings" reappear in the late 1970s-1980s, and the bird and teardrop motifs are revisited, although the drawings are less violent in nature. The 1987-1988 sketchbook includes sketches indicative of self-examination in the face of grief and mortality, such as those expressing Gross's grief on the death of life-long friend Raphael Soyer, and self-portrait sketches.
Sketches are in pencil, ink and wash, and watercolor. Many are annotated with notes on art and addresses of friends and contacts. Sketchbooks include a handful of sketches by others including one by Eliot Elisofon and several by Raphael Soyer and Mimi Gross.
Also found at the end of the series is a 1977 signed and numbered print (2 of 100) by Gross, entitled Happy Mother.
Sketchbook are arranged chronologically with one sketchbook per folder.
Description Container Select
Sketchbook, 1933
14
4
Sketchbook, 1933
14
5
Sketchbook, 1933
14
6
Sketchbook, 1933
14
7
Sketchbook, 1934
14
8
Sketchbook, 1934
14
9
Sketchbook, 1934
14
10
Sketchbook, 1934-1935
14
11
Sketchbook, circa 1935
14
12
Sketchbook, 1936
14
13
Sketchbook, 1936
14
14
Sketchbook, 1937
14
15
Sketchbook, 1938
14
16
Sketchbook, 1938
14
17
Sketchbook, 1938
14
18
Sketchbook, 1938-1939
14
19
Sketchbook, circa 1939
14
20
Sketchbook, 1939
14
21
Sketchbook, 1939
14
22
Sketchbook, 1939
14
23
Sketchbook, 1940
14
24
Sketchbook, 1940
14
25
Sketchbook, 1940
14
26
Sketchbook, circa 1941
14
27
Sketchbook, 1941
14
28
Sketchbook, 1941
14
29
Sketchbook, 1942
15
1
Sketchbook, 1942 May
15
2
Sketchbook, 1943
15
3
Sketchbook, 1944-1945
15
4
Sketchbook, 1945-1946
15
5
Sketchbook, 1946
15
6
Sketchbook, 1946-1947
15
7
Sketchbook, 1946-1947
15
8
Sketchbook, 1948-1950
15
9
Sketchbook, France, 1949
15
10
Sketchbook, 1949
15
11
Sketchbook, 1950
15
12
Sketchbook, 1951
15
13
Sketchbook, 1952
includes sketches by Mimi Gross
15
14
Sketchbook, 1953
15
15
Sketchbook, 1954
15
16
Sketchbook, 1954
15
17
Sketchbook, 1954-1955
16
1
Sketchbook, 1955
16
2
Sketchbook, 1955-1958
16
3
Sketchbook, 1956
16
4
Sketchbook, 1957
16
5
Sketchbook, 1957-1958
16
6
Sketchbook, 1958
16
7
Sketchbook, 1958-1960
16
8
Sketchbook, 1959
16
9
Sketchbook, 1959
16
10
Sketchbook-Israel, Paris, Rome Spain, 1959
16
11
Sketchbook-Israel, Istanbul, Paris, Rome, 1959
16
12
Sketchbook-Amsterdam, Rome, 1959-1960
16
13
Sketchbook, 1960
16
14
Sketchbook, 1961
16
15
Sketchbook, 1961
16
16
Sketchbook, Acapulco, 1961
16
17
Sketchbook, 1962-1963
16
18
Sketchbook, 1963
16
19
Sketchbook, 1963-1964
16
20
Sketchbook, 1964
17
1
Sketchbook, 1964-1965
17
2
Sketchbook, 1964-1966
17
3
Sketchbook, 1965
17
4
Sketchbook, 1965-1966
Includes sketches by Moses Soyer
17
5
Sketchbook, 1965-1966
17
6
Sketchbook, 1965-1966
17
7
Sketchbook, 1966-1967
17
8
Sketchbook, 1966-1967
17
9
Sketchbook, 1967-1968
17
10
Sketchbook, Africa, 1967-1968
17
11
Sketchbook, 1968
17
12
Sketchbook, Jerusalem, Israel, 1968
17
13
Sketchbook, Paris, France, 1968
17
14
Sketchbook, Paris, New York, Spain, Canary Isles, 1969-1970
17
15
Sketchbook, 1969-1971
17
16
Sketchbook, Paris, 1970
17
17
Sketchbook, Yugoslavia, 1970
17
18
Sketchbook, Barcelona and France, 1971
18
1
Sketchbook, 1971-1973
18
2
Sketchbook, 1974
18
3
Sketchbook, 1975, 1979
Oversized sketchbook housed in Box 22, Folder 3; includes 2 sketches by Raphael Soyer and 1979 news clipping
18
4
Sketchbook, Jerusalem, 1975
18
5
Sketchbook, 1975-1976
Includes sketches of Raphael Soyer
18
6
Sketchbook, 1976-1978
18
7
Sketchbook, 1977
18
8
Sketchbook, 1978
18
9
Sketchbook, 1978-1979
18
10
Sketchbook, 1978-1980
18
11
Sketchbook, 1979
18
12
Sketchbook, 1979
18
13
Sketchbook, 1979-1980
18
14
Sketchbook, 1980
18
15
Sketchbook, 1980-1981
18
16
Sketchbook, 1981-1983
18
17
Sketchbook, 1982-1983
18
18
Sketchbook, 1983
19
1
Sketchbook, 1984
Includes sketch by Raphael Soyer and of Soyer by Gross
19
2
Sketchbook, 1984-1985
19
3
Sketchbook, 1985
19
4
Sketchbook, 1985-1986
19
5
Sketchbook, 1985-1989
includes sketch by Raphael Soyer
19
6
Sketchbook, 1986-1987
19
7
Sketchbook, 1987-1988
Includes sketch of Raphael Soyer day before his death
19
8
Sketchbook, 1988
19
9
Sketchbook, 1988-1989
19
10
Sketchbook, 1989
19
11
Sketchbook, 1989-1990
19
12
Sketchbook, 1990
19
13
Sketchbook, 1990
19
14
Sketchbook, 1990
19
15
Sketchbook, 1990-1991
19
16
Loose Sketches from 1990-1991 Sketchbook, circa 1990-circa 1991
19
17
Loose Sketches, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
19
18
Signed Print Happy Mother, 1977
Oversized print housed in OV 23
19
19
Oversized Sketchbook, 1975, 1979 from Box 18, Folder 4
22
3
Oversized Signed Print Happy Mother from Box 19, Folder 19
OV 23

Series 7: Photographs , circa 1921-circa 1990s
1.5 Linear feet
Boxes 20-22

Photographs are arranged as two series.
  • 7.1: Photographs of People and Events, circa 1921-circa 1980s
  • 7.2: Photographs of Works of Art, circa 1930s-circa 1990s
7.1: Photographs of People and Events, circa 1921-circa 1980s
Photographs of people and places include portraits of Gross; photographs of Gross at home with his art collection, with family, in his studio, at the foundry, and at exhibition openings, parties, and gatherings in his home and elsewhere; and photographs of Gross with friends, artists, art collectors, and others. Portraits are by Linda Kleban-Kleineman, Marvin P. Lazarus, Arnold Newman, Carl van Vechten, Max Waldman, and others. Photos of Gross in his studio include at least two taken by Eliot Elisofon that were used in Gross's book The Technique of Wood Sculpture.
Photographs of the Gross family include Gross with his two brothers shortly after reuniting in the United States circa 1921; family portraits of Gross, Renee, and their children; a photograph of Mimi Gross with Red Grooms and their daughter Saskia taken by Arnold Newman; and two photographs of Arnold Newman with Mimi Gross and Red Grooms.
Photographs of Chaim Gross in the studio span entire his career from the 1930s to the 1980s and include images of Gross's Grand Street studio in Soho, purchased in 1963, and of his home and studio at 526 LaGuardia Place. There are photographs of Gross working on sculpture for the 1939 World's Fair, working on Six Days of Creation for Temple Shaaray Tefila in New York City, circa 1966, and with his sculpture at the Bedi-Makky Art Foundry in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Photographs from the 1960s include some take by Dena (Dinah Rubenstein). One 1944 photograph includes an image of photographer Marion Palfi posing for another artist.
Photos of Gross with others include fellow Educational Alliance Art School students Peter Blume, Elias Grossman, Leon Jackson, Elias Newman, and Anna Ostrovski. Photos of parties include photos from Chaim and Renee Gross's fiftieth wedding anniversary picturing attendees including Sally Avery, Estelle Kerkauf, Jack Levine, Arnold Newman, Warren M. Robbins, and Raphael Soyer. Attendees pictured at other parties at Gross's home include Emil Arnold, Maurice Becker, Leonard Bocour, Frederico Castellon, Nicolai Cikovsky, Joseph Floch, Ruth Gikow, Marsha Hersey, Leon Kroll, Jack Levine, Irving Marantz, Morris Nechin, Raphael Soyer, Sylvia Small, Stuyvesant Van Veen, Hudson D. Walker, and Sol Wilson.
Photographs of art-related events include Gross participating in symposia, juries, art demonstrations, auctions, awards dinners, and other events and include John Hovaness; Adolph Gottlieb and Nelson Rockefeller at an Educational Alliance Art School celebration; Vincent Glinsky at a Sculptors Guild member benefit; and Golda Meir receiving the sculpture Mother Israel at a Bonds for Israel dinner in 1974.
Gross is also pictured with art collectors and gallery owners such as Bella and Sol Fishko, Sidney Janis, Gus Newman, Warren Robbins, and Helena Rubenstein; and other prominent people including Barbara Streisand and Abba Eban, an Israeli diplomat and politician and a scholar of the Arabic and Hebrew languages; and Leonard Harris interviewing Gross for a circa 1967 television program.
Photographs of Chaim Gross with artists include: Richard Avedon, Peter Blume, Hyman Brown (posing for Gross), Alexander Dobkin, Joseph Hirsch (possibly with Ernest Fine and Sol Wilson), Al Hirschfield, Karl Knaths (posing for Gross), Jack Levine, Louise Nevelson, Anthony Quinn, and Herman Rose. There is also a photograph of Gross with William Zorach, Helen Keller, and Anne Sullivan at a 1938 Sculptor's Guild outdoor exhibition in which Helen Keller is admiring one of Gross's sculptures. Photographs of Gross with Isaac, Moses, and Raphael Soyer include a portrait of Gross, Moses Soyer and L. Riebuck, 1924, by Richard Alan Fox; a photo of Gross with Arnold Newman and Raphael Soyer; and a photo of Joseph Stella posing for Moses Soyer.
Photographs of exhibition installations include Gross's first one-man show at Gallery 144 West 13th Street; a 1939 Sculptors Guild exhibition; a 1957 Duveen-Graham Gallery exhibition; a 1959-1960 solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art; and a 1967 exhibition at Forum Gallery.
People pictured at exhibition openings and receptions in this series include Silvia Carewe, Lily Harmon, Irving Marantz, and Sol Wilson at a Jewish Museum opening (1953); Anne Brigadier, Lena Gurr, Gerrit Hondious, Joseph Kaplan, Bernard Simon, and Sabina Teichman at a 1957 opening; Bill Barrett, Helen Beling, Jose de Creeft, Philip Evergood, Vincent Glinsky, Lorrie Goulet, Roy Gusson, Cleo Hartwig, Luise Kaish, Lily Landis, and Sidney Simon at two Sculptors Guild exhibitions at Lever House; Jose de Creeft, Joseph Hirshhorn, and Raphael Soyer at 1970-1976 openings; and Gross with Alice Neel and Raphael Soyer, circa 1980s. There are also photos of the opening for Gross's 1977 retrospective at the Jewish Museum picturing Gross with artists, collectors, and gallery owners.
Description Container
Chaim Gross, circa 1940s-circa 1980s
Oversized photos housed in Box 22, Folder 5
20
1
Chaim Gross Family, circa 1921-circa 1980
20
2
Chaim Gross at Bedi-Makky Art Foundry, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 1973-1981
20
3
Chaim Gross at Educational Alliance Art School, 1922
20
4
Chaim Gross at Home with Art Collection, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
Oversized photos housed in Box 22, Folder 4
20
5
Chaim Gross in His Studio, circa 1930s
Oversized photo housed in Box 22, Folder 5
20
6
Chaim Gross in His Studio, 1933-1937
20
7
Chaim Gross in His Studio, 1938-1940
20
8
Chaim Gross in His Studio, 1942-1944
20
9
Chaim Gross in His Studio, circa 1950s
20
10
Chaim Gross in His Studio, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
20
11
Chaim Gross in His Studio, 1970s
20
12
Chaim Gross in His Studio, 1970s
20
13
Chaim Gross in His Studio, 1980s
20
14
Chaim Gross in His Studio Working on Six Days of Creation, circa 1966
20
15
Chaim Gross's Studio, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
20
16
Chaim Gross on Provincetown Beach with Others, 1944
20
17
Chaim Gross, Photographs by Bernard Gotfryd, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
20
18
Chaim Gross with Art Collectors and Gallery Owners, circa 1930s-circa 1980s
20
19
Chaim Gross with Artists, 1926-1982
20
20
Chaim Gross with Artists, Isaac, Moses, and Raphael Soyer, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
Oversized photo housed in Box 22, Folder 5
20
21
Chaim Gross with Others, 1960s
20
22
Exhibition Installations, circa 1960s
20
23
Exhibition Installations, circa 1932-1939
20
24
Exhibition Installations, Associated American Artists Gallery, 1942, circa 1960s
Oversized photos housed in Box 22, Folder 6
20
25
Exhibition Installations, Duveen-Graham Gallery (1957), 1957
20
26
Exhibition Installations, Whitney Museum of American Art (1959-1960), circa 1959
20
27
Exhibition Installations, Forum Gallery (1967), 1967
20
28
Exhibition Installations, Jewish Museum, Jewish Theological Seminary (1977), 1977
20
29
Exhibition Installations, Schulman Park, White Plains, Westchester (1985-1986), circa 1985
20
30
Exhibition Openings/Receptions, circa 1953-circa 1980s
20
31
Exhibition Openings/Receptions, 1970-1976
20
32
Exhibition Openings/Receptions, 1977
20
33
Exhibition Openings/Receptions, Photos by David Lyon Hurwitz, 1982
20
34
Other Events, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
20
35
Other Events, circa 1960s-1980s
20
36
Parties at Gross's Home, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
20
37
Parties at Gross's Home, circa 1970s
20
38
Parties at Gross's Home, 1967, 1982
20
39
Oversized Chaim Gross at Home with Art Collection from Box 20, Folder 5
22
4
Oversized Chaim Gross from Box 20, Folder 1; Chaim Gross in His Studio from Box 20, Folder 6; Chaim Gross with Artists Isaac, Moses, and Raphael Soyer from Box 22, Folder 5
22
5
Oversized Exhibition Installations from Box Box 20, Folder 25
22
6
7.2: Photographs of Works of Art, circa 1930s-circa 1990s
Photos of Gross's works of art primarily document sculpture executed between 1922 and the 1980s. Additional photos include sculpture installations, Gross's commissions Six Days of Creation and Ten Commandments, some of his Works Progress Administration works, stained glass windows, and watercolors and drawings.
Description Container
Installations, circa 1951-circa 1965
20
40
Installations, 1972-circa 1986
20
41
Off-Spring in Home of Arnold Newman, circa 1950s
20
42
Sculpture Executed 1922-1929, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
20
43
Sculpture Executed 1930-1932, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
20
44
Sculpture Executed 1933-1934, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
20
45
Sculpture Executed 1935, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
20
46
Sculpture Executed 1937-1939, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
20
47
Sculpture Executed 1940, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
20
48
Sculpture Executed 1941-1943, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
20
49
Sculpture Executed 1944-1945, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
20
50
Sculpture Executed 1946-1947, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
20
51
Sculpture Executed 1948-1949, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
20
52
Sculpture Executed 1950-1951, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
20
53
Sculpture Executed 1952, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
20
54
Sculpture Executed 1953, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
20
55
Sculpture Executed 1954, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
20
56
Sculpture Executed 1955, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
20
57
Sculpture Executed 1956, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
20
58
Sculpture Executed 1957, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
20
59
Sculpture Executed 1958, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
20
60
Sculpture Executed 1959, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
20
61
Sculpture Executed 1960-1961, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
20
62
Sculpture Executed 1962, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
20
63
Sculpture Executed 1963-1964, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
20
64
Sculpture Executed 1965-1966, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
20
65
Sculpture Executed 1965-1966, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
20
66
Sculpture Executed 1967-1968, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
20
1
Sculpture Executed 1969-1971, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
21
2
Sculpture Executed 1971-1972, circa 1970s-circa 1980s
21
3
Sculpture Executed 1973, circa 1970s-circa 1980s
21
4
Sculpture Executed 1974-1976, circa 1970s-circa 1980s
21
5
Sculpture Executed 1977-1979, circa 1970s-circa 1980s
21
6
Sculpture Executed 1980-1983, circa 1980s-circa 1990s
21
7
Sculpture Executed 1984-1987, circa 1980s-circa 1990s
21
8
Sculpture Execution Dates Unknown, circa 1930s-circa 1980s
21
9
Stained Glass Windows, Executed 1974, circa 1974-circa 1980s
21
10
Six Days of Creation, circa 1960s
21
11
Ten Commandments, circa 1970s
21
12
Ten Commandments, circa 1970s
21
13
Watercolors and Drawings Executed 1939-1970, circa 1930s-circa 1980s
21
14
WPA Commissions, circa 1930s-circa 1940s
21
15

Series 8: Unprocessed Addition , 1949-1951
0.2 Linear feet
Box 25

The Unprocessed Addition is comprised of three sketchbooks.
Description Container Select
Unprocessed Addition, 1949-1951
25

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