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Chaim Gross papers, 1920-2004

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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.
Photographs are arranged by subject and chronologically thereafter.
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Chaim Gross, circa 1940s-circa 1980s
Oversized photos housed in Box 22, Folder 5
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Chaim Gross Family, circa 1921-circa 1980
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Chaim Gross at Bedi-Makky Art Foundry, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 1973-1981
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Chaim Gross at Educational Alliance Art School, 1922
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Chaim Gross at Home with Art Collection, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
Oversized photos housed in Box 22, Folder 4
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Chaim Gross in His Studio, circa 1930s
Oversized photo housed in Box 22, Folder 5
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Chaim Gross in His Studio, 1933-1937
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Chaim Gross in His Studio, 1938-1940
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Chaim Gross in His Studio, 1942-1944
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Chaim Gross in His Studio, circa 1950s
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Chaim Gross in His Studio, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
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Chaim Gross in His Studio, 1970s
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Chaim Gross in His Studio, 1970s
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Chaim Gross in His Studio, 1980s
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Chaim Gross in His Studio Working on Six Days of Creation, circa 1966
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Chaim Gross's Studio, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
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Chaim Gross on Provincetown Beach with Others, 1944
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Chaim Gross, Photographs by Bernard Gotfryd, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
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Chaim Gross with Art Collectors and Gallery Owners, circa 1930s-circa 1980s
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Chaim Gross with Artists, 1926-1982
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Chaim Gross with Artists, Isaac, Moses, and Raphael Soyer, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
Oversized photo housed in Box 22, Folder 5
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Chaim Gross with Others, 1960s
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Exhibition Installations, circa 1960s
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Exhibition Installations, circa 1932-1939
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Exhibition Installations, Associated American Artists Gallery, 1942, circa 1960s
Oversized photos housed in Box 22, Folder 6
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Exhibition Installations, Duveen-Graham Gallery (1957), 1957
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Exhibition Installations, Whitney Museum of American Art (1959-1960), circa 1959
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Exhibition Installations, Forum Gallery (1967), 1967
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Exhibition Installations, Jewish Museum, Jewish Theological Seminary (1977), 1977
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Exhibition Installations, Schulman Park, White Plains, Westchester (1985-1986), circa 1985
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Exhibition Openings/Receptions, circa 1953-circa 1980s
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Exhibition Openings/Receptions, 1970-1976
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Exhibition Openings/Receptions, 1977
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Exhibition Openings/Receptions, Photos by David Lyon Hurwitz, 1982
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Other Events, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
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Other Events, circa 1960s-1980s
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Parties at Gross's Home, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
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Parties at Gross's Home, circa 1970s
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Parties at Gross's Home, 1967, 1982
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Oversized Chaim Gross at Home with Art Collection from Box 20, Folder 5
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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
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Oversized Exhibition Installations from Box Box 20, Folder 25
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