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Chaim Gross (1904-1991)

 
 
Chaim Gross (1904-1991) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 13, 2018
1. Chaim Gross (1904-1991) Marker
Inscription.  Chaim Gross (1904-1991)

From 1963 until his death, the renowned American sculptor Chaim Gross lived and worked here. Born in the Carpathian mountains of Eastern Europe, Gross came to New York City in 1921 and emerged as a pioneer of the direct carving method in sculpture. He is best known for his joyous wood and stone pieces that celebrate the human form. His art can be found in gardens and plazas throughout Manhattan.

Placed by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
with the generous support of the Two Boots Foundation

 
Erected by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 40° 43.708′ N, 73° 59.928′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on LaGuardia Place south of West 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 526 LaGuardia Place, New York NY 10012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bitter End (within shouting distance of this marker); Fiorello La Guardia Statue (within shouting distance of
The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 13, 2018
2. The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation
The marker is visible to the left of the entrance.
this marker); Bohemorama (within shouting distance of this marker); Judson Church Offices and Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Varèse House (about 600 feet away); Founders Memorial (about 600 feet away); 85 West Third Street (Originally Amity Street) (about 600 feet away); NYU Community Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Chaim Gross image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1935
3. Chaim Gross
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on October 15, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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