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Chaim Gross

Chaim Gross (1904-1991), born in Austrian Galicia, was a modern American sculptor. He studied at Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, and in 1921, he emigrated to New York City. He continued his studies at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design and the Art Students League.  He also attended the Educational Alliance Art School. In 1933, he joined the government's Public Works of Art Project and Works Progress Administration.  Under these programs, he taught and demonstrated art, made sculptures for schools and public colleges, and created works for Federal buildings.  In the 1950s, he began to make more bronze sculptures alongside his wood and stone pieces. In 1974, he exhibited his sculptures and drawings at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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