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Chaim Gross

Study for "The Gates of Freedom" Sponsor Pin, c. 1973

Graphite on paper, 6 1/2 x 7 in.

 

Chaim Gross

Study for "The Gates of Freedom" Sponsor Pin, c. 1973

Graphite on paper, 6 1/2 x 7 in.

 

Artists and Immigrants: A Centennial Celebration
 

The year 2021 marked the centennial of the immigration of artist Chaim Gross and his wife, Renee (Nechin) Gross. Born in what was at the time Austria-Hungary, now Ukraine, the artist survived multiple upheavals, from the turmoil spurred by World War I and its aftermath, to multiple regime changes in Budapest, Hungary that resulted in his expulsion as a Jewish "foreigner." These early experiences led to his decision to immigrate to the United States, settling in New York City in 1921. Artists and Immigrants celebrates this milestone year and the many immigrant artists who studied, worked, and interacted with Gross. As the migration of people globally due to war, famine, and climate change continues to spur discourse, this project aims to focus on the profound influence of immigrant artists on American art as seen in the personal collection of Renee and Chaim Gross.

 

The centennial celebration includes virtual programming, a temporary exhibition drawn from the Foundation's historic collection, and a catalogue funded generously by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation of New York. 

 

Artists and Immigrants Series Virtual Programming

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Marion Palfi, Citizen Photographer: "My Work is Human Rights" with Janet Zandy

Federico Castellón: A Young Immigrant and His Art with Elisa Castellon

Yasuo Kuniyoshi: Artist as Immigrant with Tom Wolf

Exploring American Arrival Stories at the Katonah Museum of Art with Heather Ewing

Gaston Lachaise: Immigrant in Greenwich Village with Paula Hornbostel

From Vosdanig Adoian to Arshile Gorky: Gorky's Immigration Experience with Parker Field

Raphael Soyer and the Jewish American Immigrant Experience with Samantha Baskind

A Conversation with Debra Caplan: Yiddish Theater's Global Journey

Artists and Immigrants Series: Laurie Wilson on Louise Nevelson

Artists and Immigrants Series: Alexandra Keiser, PhD on Alexander Archipenko

Part II: Eastern European Migrants and American Identities

Part I: Eastern European Migrants and American Identities

Artists and Immigrants Series: Diana Linden on Ben Shahn

Artists and Immigrants Series: Alicia Longwell on John D. Graham

Marion Palfi, Citizen Photographer: "My Work is Human Rights" with Janet Zandy

Marion Palfi, Citizen Photographer: "My Work is Human Rights" with Janet Zandy

Federico Castellón: A Young Immigrant and His Art with Elisa Castellon

Federico Castellón: A Young Immigrant and His Art with Elisa Castellon

Yasuo Kuniyoshi: Artist as Immigrant with Tom Wolf

Yasuo Kuniyoshi: Artist as Immigrant with Tom Wolf

Exploring American Arrival Stories at the Katonah Museum of Art with Heather Ewing

Exploring American Arrival Stories at the Katonah Museum of Art with Heather Ewing

Gaston Lachaise: Immigrant in Greenwich Village with Paula Hornbostel

Gaston Lachaise: Immigrant in Greenwich Village with Paula Hornbostel

From Vosdanig Adoian to Arshile Gorky: Gorky's Immigration Experience with Parker Field

From Vosdanig Adoian to Arshile Gorky: Gorky's Immigration Experience with Parker Field

Raphael Soyer and the Jewish American Immigrant Experience with Samantha Baskind

Raphael Soyer and the Jewish American Immigrant Experience with Samantha Baskind

A Conversation with Debra Caplan: Yiddish Theater's Global Journey

A Conversation with Debra Caplan: Yiddish Theater's Global Journey

Artists and Immigrants Series: Laurie Wilson on Louise Nevelson

Artists and Immigrants Series: Laurie Wilson on Louise Nevelson

Artists and Immigrants Series: Alexandra Keiser, PhD on Alexander Archipenko

Artists and Immigrants Series: Alexandra Keiser, PhD on Alexander Archipenko

Part II: Eastern European Migrants and American Identities

Part II: Eastern European Migrants and American Identities

Part I: Eastern European Migrants and American Identities

Part I: Eastern European Migrants and American Identities

Artists and Immigrants Series: Diana Linden on Ben Shahn

Artists and Immigrants Series: Diana Linden on Ben Shahn

Artists and Immigrants Series: Alicia Longwell on John D. Graham

Artists and Immigrants Series: Alicia Longwell on John D. Graham

Cover of Artists and Immigrants publication

Catalogue design by Christopher Sleboda and Kathleen Sleboda.

Artists and Immigrants catalogue is now available for purchase at the Foundation.

Please contact us via phone or email to order if you are not in the area.

$10 plus shipping and handling.