Alvin Ross (1920-1975) ‘Boys Bathing’
Alvin Ross (1920-1975), ‘Boys Bathing’, Sketch, Oil on Anjar Panel, 6.5 x 8.5 inches (image), 11 x 9 inches framed. 1963 (#270), Signed with initials on front, and in full on the back. Private Collection. Price available upon request.
Alvin Ross (1920-1975) was born in Vineland, New Jersey. Ross studied art in elementary school and later in high school. He attended the Tyler School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia before moving to New York and traveling in Europe in the 50s and 60s. He attended the Academia de Belle Arts in Florence. It was in Europe that his oeuvre developed. Inspirations such as Hartley and de Chirico developed in his work in the ambiguous figures and spatial compositions of many of his works.
During his years as an artist, Ross was Chairman of the Art History Department at the Pratt Institute and a lecturer on the History of Art and Architecture at the New School for Social Research and the New York School of Interior Design. He was elected President of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in 1973.
In 1974 he found that he had cancer and had to give up his presidency. He continued to work until he died in 1975.