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Sheepshead Bay

Chaim Gross

American Art

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.
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"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Daniel and Rita Fraad, Jr.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 65.204.4_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 65.204.4_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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RIGHTS STATEMENT © Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation
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