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Anthony Gross (1905-1984)

Biography of painter and etcher Anthony Gross (1905-1984)

Anthony Gross (1905-1984), a painter and etcher, was born in Dulwich, the son of a Hungarian cartographer.

Gross studied at the Slade School, Central School of Arts and Crafts and the Ecole des Beaux Art, Paris.

In 1925, Gross studied life classes at the Academie Julian. He travelled extensively in Europe sponsored by WR Deighton & Sons, sending etchings and drawings back to England as well as exhibiting in Paris.

Returning to Britain in 1934, Gross worked on animated films, illustrated a 1929 edition of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles and became an art director for London Films.

Gross was appointed an official war artist 1939-45 through the advocacy of Eric Kennington. He travelled widely in the Middle East accompanied by Edward Ardizzone and Edward Bawden.

From 1948-1954, Gross was the life drawing master at the Central School of Arts and head of printing at the Slade.

From 1948-1971, Gross exhibited in London and New York, notably as part of the London Group. Gross' works are represented in the Victoria & Albert, British Museum, Imperial War Museum, The Tate and numerous national galleries worldwide.

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Lot FS27/295

Lot FS27/295: Anthony Gross [1905-1984] - 'La Soupe', Interior with A Woman Seated in A Parlour

Anthony Gross [1905-1984] - 'La Soupe', interior with a woman seated in a parlour - etching, signed and dated 1925in pencil bottom right inscribed with title bottom left images 21.5 x 31.5cm.

Estimate: £200 - £300
Realised: £380

Lot FS21/329

Lot FS21/329: Anthony Gross [1905-1984] - Seated Figure

Anthony Gross [1905-1984] - Seated figure - signed and dated 1927 further inscribed 'BILSASEN' graphite drawing 61.5 x 46.5cm.

Estimate: £250 - £350
Realised: £200

Lot FS20/431

Lot FS20/431: Anthony Gross[1905-1984] - Les Quays, Cahors, Figures Promenading

Anthony Gross[1905-1984] - Les Quays, Cahors, figures promenading - signed Anthony Gross and inscribed with title bottom left watercolour over pencil drawing 37.5 x 545cm.

Estimate: £600 - £800
Realised: £720

Lot FS20/430

Lot FS20/430: Anthony Gross[1905-1984] - Miriam, A Three-quarter Length Study of A Moroccan Woman

Anthony Gross[1905-1984] - Miriam, a three-quarter length study of a Moroccan woman - Signed Anthony Gross, inscribed with title and dated 1927 bottom left also indistinctly inscribed bottom right watercolour, pencil and charcoal drawing 61.5 x 465cm.

Estimate: £500 - £700
Realised: £720

Lot FS14/520

Lot FS14/520: Anthony Gross [1905-1984]

Anthony Gross [1905-1984] Rue de Tuil, street scene:- signed and dated Anthony Gross 1927 bottom left inscribed with title on the reverse watercolour over pencil drawing 35 x 24cm.

Estimate: £300 - £500
Realised: £300

Lot FS14/506

Lot FS14/506: Anthony Gross [1905-1984] - Rustic Pupils

Anthony Gross [1905-1984] - Rustic Pupils - signed and dated 1924in pencil bottom right inscribed with title bottom left etching image size 20.5 x 175cm.

Estimate: £120 - £180
Realised: £190