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The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation

The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation Chaim Gross's historic townhouse + sculpture studio in downtown NYC. Open to the public. To join our email list go to: www.rcgrossfoundation.org.

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation is the historic home and studio of modern American sculptor Chaim Gross (1904-91). On view are masterworks by Gross as well as his extensive collection of modern American art, featuring important paintings by de Kooning, Avery, Hartley, and Burliuk, among many others. The Foundation also organizes exhibitions and educational programs on topics related to Gross, his contemporaries, and American art.

The Foundation is open for guided House & Studio Tours, which take place on Thursdays at 3 pm and 6 pm, Fridays at 1 pm & Saturdays at 1 pm and 3pm. Admission is $15.

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Join us for the next lecture in our "Artists and Immigrants Series" with Professor Emeritus Myroslav Shkandrij who will ...
11/15/2022

Join us for the next lecture in our "Artists and Immigrants Series" with Professor Emeritus Myroslav Shkandrij who will discuss the life of David Burliuk (1882–1967). This free virtual event takes place Wednesday, November 16 at 6 pm EST. Registration is required - link in bio.


Before immigrating to the United States in 1922 at the age of 40, Burliuk was a well-known artist and writer. He was known as the "Father of Russian Futurism", was part of Der Blaue Reiter group, and studied art in various countries. Although his immigration in many ways meant starting over, Burliuk became an influential figure in the United States. His circle included artists like Chaim Gross, Moses and Raphael Soyer, Louis Michel Eilshemius, Nicolai Cikovsky, George Constant, and many more. The Foundation's archive holds substantial correspondence from the Burliuks to the Grosses, showing their long friendship and appreciation of one another.


The talk examines the artist's evolution as he traveled and worked in several countries—most notably Ukraine, Russia, Japan, and the United States. Some features of Burliuk's art remained constant even as he continued to experiment with different styles. This lecture will look at what might have been the deeper sources of his inspiration.


Myroslav Shkandrij is Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba and presently a Visiting Professor at Columbia University. He has published several books on the cultural and political history of Ukraine and Russia, including recent books on the avant-garde and revolutionary upheavals in Ukraine over the last hundred years. He has also curated several art exhibitions.



Image: David Burliuk, 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘉𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘏𝘰𝘳𝘴𝘦, 1927, oil on canvas. Collection of the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation. Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt.


Image description: Prominently showcased in the center of the painting is a blue and green horse with a face or mask on its side. On the left, behind the rear of the horse, is a figure with two heads and one arm outstretched above the horse.

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation is looking for committed individuals to join our team of enthusiastic Volunteer Educa...
11/04/2022

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation is looking for committed individuals to join our team of enthusiastic Volunteer Educators. The new cohort of Volunteer Educators will lead House & Studio Tours following training with Foundation staff, outside scholars, and current Volunteer Educators.


Please apply using the Google Form, accessible through the Foundation’s website, by November 18, 2022.


The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation stewards an extensive collection of over 12,000 objects that includes Chaim Gross's sculptures, drawings, and prints; a photography archive; library; and the Grosses' large personal collection of African, American, European, Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, and decorative arts. The collections are installed as they looked when the Grosses lived in the building.


The Foundation's mission is to further the legacy of Chaim Gross through high-quality research, exhibitions, and educational activities around our historic building and art collections for audiences in New York City and beyond. For more information, please see the link in bio.


Image 1: Sculptor Michael Wolf presents on wood sculpture tools and methods for the first class of Volunteer Educators.

Photo by Brittany Cassandra, 2019.

Image 2: Gallery and studio at the Foundation.

Photo by Elizabeth Felicella, 2018.

Image 3: Volunteer Educators on the Foundation’s third floor, left to right: Daryl, Emma, Madeline, Nancy, Sharon, and Janie.

Photo by Brittany Cassandra, 2019.



Join us for the SoHo Arts Network's Downtown Culture Walk⠀⠀Saturday, Oct. 2912 - 6 pm⠀⠀Free; no reservations required⠀⠀S...
10/26/2022

Join us for the SoHo Arts Network's Downtown Culture Walk


Saturday, Oct. 29
12 - 6 pm


Free; no reservations required


SoHo Arts Network (SAN) is pleased to present its Fall 2022 program: the Downtown Culture Walk, a self-guided walking tour highlighting the non-profit art spaces in SoHo and surrounding neighborhoods. Members of SAN will open their doors for the Downtown Culture Walk, inviting participants to discover and enjoy our creative community. Walkthroughs, open hours, and other programming will be offered throughout the day for free or reduced admission.



Participating SAN members include:

apexart
CIMA – Center for Italian Modern Art
Grey Art Gallery, New York University
Judd Foundation
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art
The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation
Soho Photo Gallery
Swiss Institute
The Drawing Center
The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation


More information, including a map of all participating organizations and programming schedule, is available on SAN's website: sohoarts.org


𝘈𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢 is the media partner for the Downtown Culture Walk.


About the SoHo Arts Network:

The SoHo Arts Network (SAN) is a working network of non-profit art spaces in and around SoHo. Founded in 2014 by a small group of non-profit arts organizations, the network celebrates the rich history of our unique creative community and collectively shares our distinct cultural contributions with neighborhood residents and visitors. SAN seeks to further growth of the arts through collaborative public programs that explore the neighborhoods’ rich cultural histories.


Please Note: Masks are still required at the Foundation.



Image description: Multicolored infographic with information about the Downtown Culture Walk.


Join us for the 20th Annual Open House New York Weekend:Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23, 11 am - 4 pm⠀⠀Free; no re...
10/20/2022

Join us for the 20th Annual Open House New York Weekend:
Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23, 11 am - 4 pm


Free; no reservations required


The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation is participating in the 20th Annual Open House New York Weekend. All three floors of the Foundation will be available for self-guided tours. These include the first floor gallery and historic studio of Chaim Gross, the second floor temporary exhibition 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 (on view until December 23), and the third floor living spaces, which include a salon-style installation of the Grosses' historic collection.


Please Note: Masks are still required at the Foundation.


Learn more about OHNY and the 250+ locations participating in all five boroughs



Image description: Photograph of the Foundation's third floor living room with OHNY Weekend logo superimposed on bottom right corner. The room has antique furniture and many paintings on the walls behind. There are sculptures on the tables and windowsills.


Join us virtually for tomorrow's lecture with Professor Emeritus David Scrase, who will discuss the life, work, and writ...
10/18/2022

Join us virtually for tomorrow's lecture with Professor Emeritus David Scrase, who will discuss the life, work, and writings of photographer Bernard Gotfryd (1924-2006) as part of our "Artists and Immigrants Series".


In his life before immigration, Bernard Gotfryd became a master of photography. As Poland was engulfed by World War II, with the camps and genocide dominant, Gotfryd was deprived of camera and darkroom for four years. After his immigration to the U.S., where he became a renowned photojournalist for 𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬, he ultimately responded to his mother’s last words as she was deported to her death—write about everything so that the world knew the truth of the Holocaust. In the 1980s, he published his first tales in 𝘔𝘪𝘥𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮 and 𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬. Gotfryd's book 𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘍𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘳: 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘖𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘛𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘵 was first published in 1990. With no camera during the Holocaust, Gotfryd was unable to record what happened as he went from the house he grew up in, to the ghetto, to a series of camps, until he was liberated in May 1945. But, his experiences remained with him as striking images with clear-cut details. With his “photographer’s eye”, Gotfryd rescued those images, each tale vividly providing a back-drop, scenery, and action of the dramatic events.


This free program takes place on Wed., Oct. 19 at 6 pm EDT. Registration is required through link in bio.


Born in England in 1939, David Scrase made Germany, its language and culture, not least its history, his career. After having bounced around in England, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Austria, he immigrated in 1969 to the United States, where he became Professor of German and the founding Director of the Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont.


Image: Bernard Gotfryd, Chaim Gross sculpts a portrait of artist Karl Knaths in Provincetown, 1965. Archives


Image description: Color photograph of a man sitting for an artist. In the center is a clay bust in progress.


Tomorrow at 12 pm Eastern!
09/27/2022

Tomorrow at 12 pm Eastern!

Next Wednesday!
09/23/2022

Next Wednesday!

Tactile Transmissions is back for fall! Please note that the November 5 in-person event has been moved to November 12.
09/22/2022
House & Studio Tour

Tactile Transmissions is back for fall! Please note that the November 5 in-person event has been moved to November 12.

Tour the historic home, studio, and art collections of renowned sculptor Chaim Gross (1902-91).

Next week, Mimi Gross and Sasha Davis will be speaking about Chaim Gross’s life, work, and legacy with Rachel Stern of t...
09/22/2022

Next week, Mimi Gross and Sasha Davis will be speaking about Chaim Gross’s life, work, and legacy with Rachel Stern of the Fritz Ascher Society! Register using the link below.

  with .repost・・・Chaim Gross (1902-1991) fled Europe as a teenager after experiencing the violence of World War I and th...
08/24/2022

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Chaim Gross (1902-1991) fled Europe as a teenager after experiencing the violence of World War I and the disruption of his artistic training due to anti-Semitic policies. He arrived in New York City in 1921 and quickly found a welcoming environment among fellow artists, many of whom were also immigrants, at the Educational Alliance Art School. Despite difficult beginnings, Gross rose to become one of America’s leading twentieth-century sculptors and a key proponent of the direct carving movement. Although a small number of his works referenced his horrific early experiences and the later murder of family members in the Holocaust, his themes were largely joyful, showing mothers at play or acrobats and dancers.

Register for our FREE ZOOM EVENT "The Enduring Legacy of Chaim Gross (1902-1991)" on September 28 at 12:00pm ET - LINK IN BIO AND HERE: https://fritzaschersociety.org/exhibition-event/chaim-gross/.
This program delves into Gross’s biography, work, and the legacy that the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation continues to preserve for the public benefit. Featuring Mimi Gross, President of the Foundation and daughter of Renee and Chaim Gross (.gross), and Sasha Davis, Executive Director of the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation ().

IMAGES: Chaim Gross in the studio at Grand Street, 1975. Unknown Photographer; The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation, Chaim Gross’ Studio, undated. Photo Elizabeth Felicella; both © The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation

Photos from Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art, Inc.'s post
08/24/2022

Photos from Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art, Inc.'s post

We are so happy to be a member of the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program!
08/17/2022

We are so happy to be a member of the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program!

This salon-style living room with an inviting couch is the home of sculptor Chaim Gross, owned and operated by The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation. Pictured here, at 529 LaGuardia Place in NYC, is a snippet of Gross' extensive art collection, which he began acquiring in 1920. The painting on the bottom row, second from the left, is by famous American sculptor Louise Nevelson, who was a student of Gross'. Gross collected works from his friends and contemporaries like Milton Avery and Willem De Kooning, and also purchased works from artists he admired. This view shows mostly European and American art, but Gross also had an extensive and impressive collection of African and also Oceanic art. These works are intermixed along with all other art, check the comments for another angle of this living room to see some of the works from Central and Western Africa, encompassing over 50 cultural groups.

One of Gross's sculptures, a product of direct carving in wood and evoking the style of a totem, is visible in the foreground on the coffee table. Gross' interest in African carved sculptures is a clear source of inspiration for his work.

Photo by Nicole Saraniero, courtesy Untapped New York.

Join us virtually for next week’s "Artists and Immigrants Series" program with artist and writer Mira Schor, who will di...
06/02/2022

Join us virtually for next week’s "Artists and Immigrants Series" program with artist and writer Mira Schor, who will discuss the lives and work of her parents.


Two Polish artists, Ilya Schor and Resia Schor, arrived in New York on December 3, 1941, fleeing the N***s. They had not planned to come to the United States, but found new opportunities in their adopted home. Ilya Schor (1904–61) was born in Austrian Galicia in an area that is now Ukraine. He was a noted artist of Judaica, painter, sculptor, creator of exquisite jewelry, and illustrator for major Jewish writers including Sholem Aleichem and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Resia Schor (1910–2006), née Ainstein, was trained as a painter in her homeland of Poland. After the death of her husband, she picked up his tools and made powerful works of jewelry, Judaica, and sculpture.


This free virtual program takes place on Wed., June 8 at 6 pm EDT. Registration is required through the link in bio.


Mira Schor is a New York-based artist and writer noted for her advocacy of painting in a post-medium visual culture and for her contributions to feminist art history. Schor received her MFA from CalArts in 1973 where she was a member of the CalArts Feminist Art Program. She is the recipient of awards in painting from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Pollock-Krasner Foundations and of ‘s Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism. She is an Associate Teaching Professor at Parsons. She curated 𝘈𝘣𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘦: 𝘚𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘱𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘺 𝘐𝘭𝘺𝘢 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘢 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘳 in 2013.


In celebration of the centennial of Chaim Gross's immigration to the United States, the Foundation is focusing our programming on illuminating the stories of artists and immigrants in the collection.


Image:

Ilya Schor and Resia Schor at The Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, c. 1935. Photograph courtesy Mira Schor.

Black and white photograph of a man and woman lying on their stomachs. They are both resting their chins on their hands, looking directly at the camera.


Thank you so much for the mention, Fritz Ascher Society! We are thrilled.
05/20/2022

Thank you so much for the mention, Fritz Ascher Society! We are thrilled.

Please join us for an in-person celebration of the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation's new publication 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯...
05/13/2022

Please join us for an in-person celebration of the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation's new publication 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴. The event takes place Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 pm EDT at the Foundation. The event is free, but registration is required through the link in bio.

The catalogue is released in conjunction with the Foundation's larger programmatic focus on immigrant artists in the collection throughout 2021 and 2022. The publication builds on our virtual programming and new temporary exhibition 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 (April 7–December 23, 2022).

The 48-page catalogue features four original essays, biographies of the more than 50 artists in the exhibition, and a checklist of the exhibition. Essay authors include Sasha Davis, Executive Director, Brittany Cassandra, Collections and Programs Manager, Clare Richfield, 2021-22 NYU Public Humanities Graduate Research Fellow, and Emma Young, 2020-21 NYU Public Humanities Graduate Research Fellow. Catalogues will be available for purchase during the event.

The exhibition 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 celebrates the centennial of the immigration of Chaim and Renee Gross to the United States and the many immigrant artists who studied, worked, and interacted with them. Based on the shared experience of immigration, Chaim Gross formed lasting relationships with these artists and, in turn, collected their work—the origins of the Foundation’s collection.


This publication is made possible by a generous grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation of New York.


Image: Detail from publication's front cover with title and two paintings: 𝘌𝘭 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, c. 1935 by Joseph Solman and 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘶𝘯𝘨𝘳𝘺, 1938 by O. Louis Guglielmi . Both paintings are from the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation Collection. Catalogue graphic design by Christopher Sleboda and Kathleen Sleboda.


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Opening Hours

Wednesday 3pm - 4pm
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Thursday 3pm - 4pm
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Friday 1pm - 2pm
3pm - 4pm
Saturday 1pm - 2pm
3pm - 4pm

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Join us for the next lecture in our "Artists and Immigrants Series" with Professor Emeritus Myroslav Shkandrij who will discuss the life of David Burliuk (1882–1967). This free virtual event takes place Wednesday, November 16 at 6 pm EST. Registration is required - link in bio.


Before immigrating to the United States in 1922 at the age of 40, Burliuk was a well-known artist and writer. He was known as the "Father of Russian Futurism", was part of Der Blaue Reiter group, and studied art in various countries. Although his immigration in many ways meant starting over, Burliuk became an influential figure in the United States. His circle included artists like Chaim Gross, Moses and Raphael Soyer, Louis Michel Eilshemius, Nicolai Cikovsky, George Constant, and many more. The Foundation's archive holds substantial correspondence from the Burliuks to the Grosses, showing their long friendship and appreciation of one another.


The talk examines the artist's evolution as he traveled and worked in several countries—most notably Ukraine, Russia, Japan, and the United States. Some features of Burliuk's art remained constant even as he continued to experiment with different styles. This lecture will look at what might have been the deeper sources of his inspiration.


Myroslav Shkandrij is Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba and presently a Visiting Professor at Columbia University. He has published several books on the cultural and political history of Ukraine and Russia, including recent books on the avant-garde and revolutionary upheavals in Ukraine over the last hundred years. He has also curated several art exhibitions.



Image: David Burliuk, 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘉𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘏𝘰𝘳𝘴𝘦, 1927, oil on canvas. Collection of the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation. Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt.


Image description: Prominently showcased in the center of the painting is a blue and green horse with a face or mask on its side. On the left, behind the rear of the horse, is a figure with two heads and one arm outstretched above the horse.

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation is looking for committed individuals to join our team of enthusiastic Volunteer Educators. The new cohort of Volunteer Educators will lead House & Studio Tours following training with Foundation staff, outside scholars, and current Volunteer Educators.


Please apply using the Google Form, accessible through the Foundation’s website, by November 18, 2022.


The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation stewards an extensive collection of over 12,000 objects that includes Chaim Gross's sculptures, drawings, and prints; a photography archive; library; and the Grosses' large personal collection of African, American, European, Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, and decorative arts. The collections are installed as they looked when the Grosses lived in the building.


The Foundation's mission is to further the legacy of Chaim Gross through high-quality research, exhibitions, and educational activities around our historic building and art collections for audiences in New York City and beyond. For more information, please see the link in bio.


Image 1: Sculptor Michael Wolf presents on wood sculpture tools and methods for the first class of Volunteer Educators.

Photo by Brittany Cassandra, 2019.

Image 2: Gallery and studio at the Foundation.

Photo by Elizabeth Felicella, 2018.

Image 3: Volunteer Educators on the Foundation’s third floor, left to right: Daryl, Emma, Madeline, Nancy, Sharon, and Janie.

Photo by Brittany Cassandra, 2019.



Join us for the SoHo Arts Network's Downtown Culture Walk


Saturday, Oct. 29
12 - 6 pm


Free; no reservations required


SoHo Arts Network (SAN) is pleased to present its Fall 2022 program: the Downtown Culture Walk, a self-guided walking tour highlighting the non-profit art spaces in SoHo and surrounding neighborhoods. Members of SAN will open their doors for the Downtown Culture Walk, inviting participants to discover and enjoy our creative community. Walkthroughs, open hours, and other programming will be offered throughout the day for free or reduced admission.



Participating SAN members include:

apexart
CIMA – Center for Italian Modern Art
Grey Art Gallery, New York University
Judd Foundation
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art
The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation
Soho Photo Gallery
Swiss Institute
The Drawing Center
The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation


More information, including a map of all participating organizations and programming schedule, is available on SAN's website: sohoarts.org


𝘈𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢 is the media partner for the Downtown Culture Walk.


About the SoHo Arts Network:

The SoHo Arts Network (SAN) is a working network of non-profit art spaces in and around SoHo. Founded in 2014 by a small group of non-profit arts organizations, the network celebrates the rich history of our unique creative community and collectively shares our distinct cultural contributions with neighborhood residents and visitors. SAN seeks to further growth of the arts through collaborative public programs that explore the neighborhoods’ rich cultural histories.


Please Note: Masks are still required at the Foundation.



Image description: Multicolored infographic with information about the Downtown Culture Walk.


Join us for the 20th Annual Open House New York Weekend:
Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23, 11 am - 4 pm


Free; no reservations required


The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation is participating in the 20th Annual Open House New York Weekend. All three floors of the Foundation will be available for self-guided tours. These include the first floor gallery and historic studio of Chaim Gross, the second floor temporary exhibition 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 (on view until December 23), and the third floor living spaces, which include a salon-style installation of the Grosses' historic collection.


Please Note: Masks are still required at the Foundation.


Learn more about OHNY and the 250+ locations participating in all five boroughs



Image description: Photograph of the Foundation's third floor living room with OHNY Weekend logo superimposed on bottom right corner. The room has antique furniture and many paintings on the walls behind. There are sculptures on the tables and windowsills.


Join us virtually for tomorrow's lecture with Professor Emeritus David Scrase, who will discuss the life, work, and writings of photographer Bernard Gotfryd (1924-2006) as part of our "Artists and Immigrants Series".


In his life before immigration, Bernard Gotfryd became a master of photography. As Poland was engulfed by World War II, with the camps and genocide dominant, Gotfryd was deprived of camera and darkroom for four years. After his immigration to the U.S., where he became a renowned photojournalist for 𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬, he ultimately responded to his mother’s last words as she was deported to her death—write about everything so that the world knew the truth of the Holocaust. In the 1980s, he published his first tales in 𝘔𝘪𝘥𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮 and 𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬. Gotfryd's book 𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘍𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘳: 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘖𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘛𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘵 was first published in 1990. With no camera during the Holocaust, Gotfryd was unable to record what happened as he went from the house he grew up in, to the ghetto, to a series of camps, until he was liberated in May 1945. But, his experiences remained with him as striking images with clear-cut details. With his “photographer’s eye”, Gotfryd rescued those images, each tale vividly providing a back-drop, scenery, and action of the dramatic events.


This free program takes place on Wed., Oct. 19 at 6 pm EDT. Registration is required through link in bio.


Born in England in 1939, David Scrase made Germany, its language and culture, not least its history, his career. After having bounced around in England, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Austria, he immigrated in 1969 to the United States, where he became Professor of German and the founding Director of the Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont.


Image: Bernard Gotfryd, Chaim Gross sculpts a portrait of artist Karl Knaths in Provincetown, 1965. Archives


Image description: Color photograph of a man sitting for an artist. In the center is a clay bust in progress.


Tomorrow at 12 pm Eastern!
Next Wednesday!
Tactile Transmissions is back for fall! Please note that the November 5 in-person event has been moved to November 12.
Next week, Mimi Gross and Sasha Davis will be speaking about Chaim Gross’s life, work, and legacy with Rachel Stern of the Fritz Ascher Society! Register using the link below.
with .repost
・・・
Chaim Gross (1902-1991) fled Europe as a teenager after experiencing the violence of World War I and the disruption of his artistic training due to anti-Semitic policies. He arrived in New York City in 1921 and quickly found a welcoming environment among fellow artists, many of whom were also immigrants, at the Educational Alliance Art School. Despite difficult beginnings, Gross rose to become one of America’s leading twentieth-century sculptors and a key proponent of the direct carving movement. Although a small number of his works referenced his horrific early experiences and the later murder of family members in the Holocaust, his themes were largely joyful, showing mothers at play or acrobats and dancers.

Register for our FREE ZOOM EVENT "The Enduring Legacy of Chaim Gross (1902-1991)" on September 28 at 12:00pm ET - LINK IN BIO AND HERE: https://fritzaschersociety.org/exhibition-event/chaim-gross/.
This program delves into Gross’s biography, work, and the legacy that the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation continues to preserve for the public benefit. Featuring Mimi Gross, President of the Foundation and daughter of Renee and Chaim Gross (.gross), and Sasha Davis, Executive Director of the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation ().

IMAGES: Chaim Gross in the studio at Grand Street, 1975. Unknown Photographer; The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation, Chaim Gross’ Studio, undated. Photo Elizabeth Felicella; both © The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation

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