A New York sculptor who began to gain recognition for his work in the 1930s, Chaim Gross produced innumerable figure studies in ink and wash on which he based his figurative wood carvings. In this more developed scene done independently of his sculptural work, one still sees the artist’s primary attention to the sculptural outline of forms; color, in the form of watery washes, is added as more of a secondary element.
- Artist: Chaim Gross, American, born Austria, 1904-1991
- Medium: Watercolor and ink on beige, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper
- Dates: 1941
- Dimensions: 11 7/8 x 17 15/16 in. (30.2 x 45.6 cm) Frame: 18 x 23 15/16 x 1 5/8 in. (45.7 x 60.8 x 4.1 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower right: "Chaim Gross / 1941"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 65.204.4
- Credit Line: Gift of Daniel and Rita Fraad, Jr.
- Rights Statement: © Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation
- Caption: Chaim Gross (American, born Austria, 1904-1991). Sheepshead Bay, 1941. Watercolor and ink on beige, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper, 11 7/8 x 17 15/16 in. (30.2 x 45.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Daniel and Rita Fraad, Jr., 65.204.4. © Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)