The William L. Gross Collection in Our Library
Graphic Art Portfolios, Exhibition Catalogs, and Books on Jewish Artists
The American-Israeli art collector William L. Gross has been collecting Judaica and documents and literature on Jewish art and culture for almost fifty years. Objects from his collection can frequently be admired in exhibitions all over the world. Our museum acquired part of the library in 2002.
The approximately 400 books are comprised of secondary sources published in Germany before the Second World War on Jewish artists of the classical modernist movement and US, Israeli, and German exhibition catalogs published between 1950 and 2000.
In addition, the collection contains approximately 160 brochures and leaflets on international exhibitions of Jewish artists.
- Pinsky, Ruth, et al., eds., Gross Family Collection. Vol. 2: Manuscripts and Printed Books, Jerusalem: Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University, 1985.
- Gross, William L., “Collecting Judaica after 1945.” In: Weber, Annette et al., eds., Jüdische Sammler und ihr Beitrag zur Kultur der Moderne (Jewish Collectors and Their Contribution to Modern Culture). Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH, 2011, 341–352.