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Chaim Gross papers, 1920-2004

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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

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