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Chaim Gross Enamel Peace Design, Enamel Plaque, 1975 Peace Among Doves

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Enamel plaque by Chaim Gross (Austrian/American 1904-1991) of abstracted figures of doves with " Peace" written through the design in stylized letters, ca 1975, in original metal frame with burlap liner, bright vivid colors and artful design in the Pop Art style. Measures: Frame is 18 1/4" x 20 1/4" x 3/4", and plaque measures 15 1/4" x 13 1/4" and has a thin metal border. In a style that represents the graphic designs of the 1960s and 1970s, the image has four doves of bright contrasting colors, with the word Peace across the middle of the graphic. Chaim Gross was born in Austria in 1904, migrated to the US in 1921, settling in New York City where he continued his artistic career. Always interested in modernism, he was influenced by the Soyers, Gottlieb, and studied under Nadelman. Was involved with the WPA, along with other young artists in NYC at the time. Initially a sculptor of wood and then bronze, he began to experiment in painting and other designs, and his subject material was primarily the human figure. He lived in New York throughout his career, spending time in Provincetown with the artist community there. He taught as well, was a member of the faculty at the New School in NYC. This image of the doves and the peace sign was made in an edition of 2000, and was also made in woven tapestries. Condition is very good, frame and matting clean and unmarred, color is vibrant on the enamel, and the surface is slightly textured. There are very small abrasions in the blue background, hard to see, shown in last photo. Vintage artwork, has minor signs of age, sold as is. Please see all photos for details and email any questions. Shipping via USPS or Fedex with tracking and insurance. Shipping cost reflect the size, value, and fragility of the art work. Shipping delays may occur.