Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Chaim Gross, 1964 Sept. 1

Oral history interview with Chaim Gross, 1964 Sept. 1

Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991

Art teacher, Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: Sound recordings: 2 sound tape reels (50 min.) ; 5 in.

Transcript: 16 p. (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: An interview of Chaim Gross conducted 1964 Sept. 1 by Dorothy Seckler for the Archives of American Art.

Gross speaks of his early sculpture; his inspirations; his treatment of wood; his interest in watercolor; religious subjects in his work, especially Judaic themes; his teaching career; his involvement with the WPA Federal Art Project; his personal collection of paintings and sculpture; working odd jobs when the WPA ended; and his opinions of contemporary sculpture and the future of sculpture.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; New York, N.Y. Died 1991.

Provenance

These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

Transcript: microfilm reel 3197 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Chaim Gross, 1964 Sept. 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.