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Archimage #3
Sidney Gross (1921 - 1969)
Archimage #3, 1962
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches
Signed at lower left: Gross
Signed, titled, and dated verso: Archimage #3 / Sidney Gross / 1962
Contemporary Stanhope frame
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Sidney Gross showed early promise as a painter of significance. He attended the Art Students League on scholarship, and later taught there in the 1960s. He died at the height of his career. Unfortunately, unlike many of his contemporaries whose work became more valuable after their deaths, circumstances combined to obscure his work. He had no children; his first wife died; his wife of a few months donated over one hundred paintings to Art Students League, which is not an exhibiting institution; his sister put an equal number in storage; the owner of the long time Rehn Gallery, which had given him almost annual solo exhibits from 1949 to 1969 died leaving no family members to take over the gallery.

PARTIAL LIST OF PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:
Albright Art Gallery
Baltimore Museum - 1961
Butler Institute of American Art - 1953, 1961, 2004
Corcoran Gallery of Art - 1961
James Michner Collection - University of Texas - 1967
Morgan State College - 1961 - reproduction available
Norfolk Museum of Art - 1962
Provincetown Art Museum -1969
Princeton Museum - before1953
Whitney Museum - purchases 1945, 1946, 1955

EXHIBITED:
WMAA, 1945-49; CI, 1946-49; PAFA, 1948-53; NAD,1940, 1947, 1949-50; Albright Art Gal., 1946; BM, 1945; Armory Show, 1945; TMA, 1947; VMFA, 1948; Univ. Illinois, 1949; Illinois Wesleyan College, 1949; Walker AC, 1948; Univ. Nebraska, 1948; Audubon Artists, 1947-52; MMA, 1950; Hallmark exhib., 1949; Florida State Univ., 1951; Fed. Mod. P&S, 1947-52; Pepsi-Cola, 1946-48; Contemporary Arts Gal., 1945 (solo), 1946 (solo); Corcoran Gal. biennials, 1953-63; Rehn Gal., 1949 (solo), 1950 (solo), 1953 (solo), 1954 (solo), 1956 (solo), 1958 (solo), 1961 (solo); Minneapolis IA, 1946 (solo); Art: USA, 1958 (grand prize). Other awards: ASL, 1939-40 (scholarships); Schnackenberg Scholarship, 1940-41; Tiffany Fnd. Fellowship, 1949.