Sunday, February 19, 2023

 Weekday Sketchers at Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation Wednesday

Visit - Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation
Chaim Gross Foundation

Behind a fence just south of Washington Square Park is one of NYC's hidden treasures, The Mimi and Chaim Gross Foundation.Join us this week as we explore the workshop, studio, and living quarters of this mid century artist and sculptor.  

Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation
Studio and Workshop

Chaim Gross was an immigrant who fled war-torn Europe in the 1920s and eventually came to study and work in NYC when it was a the thriving center of mid century art: artists, actors and writers were working to push boundaries in every art form.  Gross's works were no exception.  

To learn more about Chaim Gross and the Foundation, click here:

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation | Historic Artists' Homes & StudiosThe Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation | Historic Artists' Homes & Studios

Following a common practice in the art world, artists traded their works with other of their contemporaries, resulting in incredible personal collections.  You can view Gross's collection which hangs in their apartment and the stairwell of the building.  Gross also was an avid collector of African artifacts and art which is also on display in this apartment. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the rather small space, we will be limited to 15 participants.  YOU MUST RSVP to Raylie Dunkel at to reserve your space.  There will be a waiting list as well, so if you find you can't come, you must let Raylie know so that another member can take you place.  There is no entrance fee but donations to the foundation are welcomed.

Chaim Gross "Mother Playing" Bronze Sculpture sold at auction on 6th  February | BidsquareChaim Gross: Bodies in Motion | Norton Museum of ArtThe Renee and Chaim Gross Townhouse: Art and the Home




TRANSPORTATION: A, C, E, B, D, F, M t West 4th Street Washington Square, N, R, W, to 8th Street See map below for walking directions 


  • YOU MUST RSVP directly to to reserve your place
  • Looking for us? Call or text Raylie at 201-273-0445
  • Water and bathrooms are available
  • Bring a stool.
  • Be prepared to work in dry materials
  • We will break for lunch outside the Foundation

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