Gresser, Sy, 1926-

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Poet and sculptor; b. Seymour Gresser.

From the description of Seymour Gresser papers, 1950-1958. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 28412849

Seymour Gresser “Sy” was born 9 May 1926, in Baltimore, Md., the son of Simon Solomon and Sara (Williams) Gresser . Educated at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Washington, D.C. (1949-1950), George Washington University (1950-1953), and University of Maryland (B.S., 1949, M.A., 1972). Gresser served in the U.S. Merchant Marines as a radio operator (1944-1946). He has received an Organization of American States fellowship for 1960-1961. Gresser has been a sculptor and writer and employed in various positions, including doing research on American Indians, technical writing and editing, and teaching art. He has been an Instructor in sculpture, Sculptor's Studio (evenings, 1958-63), and Paint Branch Unitarian Church, sculptor-in-residence at Yale University (1969). His work has been exhibited in one-man shows and group exhibitions in U.S., Europe, and Mexico since 1951, including Smithsonian Exhibition, 1952; Washington Irving Gallery, New York, N.Y., 1956, San Angel Exhibition, Mexico, 1960, Capricorn Gallery, New York, N.Y., 1967, Harvard University, 1971, Fordham University, Berkeley Center at Yale University, and Athena Gallery, New Haven, CT.

From the guide to the Seymour Gresser Papers., 1950-1958., (Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center .)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Gresser, Sy, 1926-. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Gresser, Sy, 1926-. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Seymour Gresser Papers., 1950-1958. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
creatorOf Gresser, Sy, 1926-. Seymour Gresser papers, 1950-1958. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
referencedIn Gresser, Sy : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
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correspondedWith Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993 person
correspondedWith Corman, Cid person
correspondedWith Olson, Constance W. person
correspondedWith Payne, Robert person
correspondedWith Payne, Robert, 1911-1983. person
correspondedWith Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974 person
correspondedWith Tate, Allen person
correspondedWith Tate, Allen, 1899-1979 person
correspondedWith Winters, Yvor person
correspondedWith Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Payne, Robert, 1911--Correspondence
American poetry--20th century
Olson, Constance W.--Correspondence
Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968 -Correspondence
Corman, Cid--Correspondence
Burke, Kenneth, 1897--Correspondence
Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974 -Correspondence
Tate, Allen, 1899--Correspondence
Poets, American
Poet. Sculptor


Birth 1926



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