American Modernism

Chaim Gross
The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation preserves and interprets the historic home, studio, and art collections of renowned American sculptor Chaim Gross and his wife Renee. The Grosses purchased the Foundation’s Greenwich Village building in 1962, renovating the industrial space into a modernist home and ground floor sculpture studio. In addition to being a prolific artist, Gross was also a collector, educator, and designer. Gross worked with two architects, Arthur Malsin and Don Reiman, on the 1962-63 Modernist renovations of the LaGuardia Place building. Included in the design decisions made by Gross are the end-grain floor in the studio and oak handrails in the stairwell. He collected widely and the Foundation preserves and interprets his collections. Gross collected African, American, European, Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, and decorative arts. He also amassed an extensive art history library.




James Fitzgerald
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Rockwell Kent
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Alice Kent Stoddard
Monhegan has been an artists’ destination since the 1850s, and in the early 1900s Rockwell Kent built a house and studio, owned later by James Fitzgerald. The studio represents work practice of three significant artists, having also been used by Alice Kent Stoddard, and the sites serve as touchstones to Monhegan’s multi-generational art colony.
Georgia O’Keeffe
The Abiquiu house, garden, and surrounding views were a great source of inspiration to Georgia O’Keeffe. It is a property that she put much time and love into, making it “a house of her own.”
Russel Wright
Manitoga is the modern home, studio and 75-acre woodland garden of mid-20th century American industrial designer, Russel Wright (1904-1976). Once a ravaged industrial site, Wright transformed Manitoga into a place of extraordinary beauty.
Demuth Museum Lancaster, PA
Charles Demuth
The Demuth Museum, located in the former home and studio of Charles Demuth, maintains a permanent collection of over 40 Demuth works, and an extensive archive, a library and rotating exhibitions. As a leader of the American Modernist movement, Demuth is best known as a pioneer of the Precisionist style and a master watercolorist. Standing in his studio, visitors can look out over the family’s garden and the city of Lancaster to see the very same views that inspired Demuth’s paintings.

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