National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art Catalogue
Richard Oliver Gross
Richard Oliver Gross, A.R.B.S., C.M.G., was born in 1882 at Barrow-in-Furness, England, receiving his training at the Camber-well School of Art under Albert Toft, F.R.B.S. He arrived in New Zealand in 1914, and is at present President of the Auckland Society of Arts and the Associated Art Societies of New Zealand. Much of his work is displayed in public places, notable examples being the Harry Holland Memorial, the Wellington Citizens' War Memorial, the Carved Lion Head Fountain on the Carillon Tower (all in Wellington), and in Auckland the Ideal figure at the Domain gates, the Memorial Panel at the Teacher's Training College, and the Grammar School War Memorial. He is represented in the Auckland Art Gallery.
116 HARRY HOLLAND MEMORIAL GROUP
117 WORKING MODEL FOR FRIEZE, AUCKLAND DOMAIN GATE, 'ATHLETES'
(Photographs of sculpture)