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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

GROSS, Richard Oliver ARBS CMG 1882–1964

GROSS, Richard Oliver ARBS CMG 1882–1964

Sculptor. Born at Barrow-in-Furness, England; studied at Camberwell School of Art under Albert Toft. He arrived in Auckland 1914; in 1940 was president of Auckland Society of Arts and of Associated Art Societies of New Zealand. Did much public sculp- page 113 ture. Wellington works include Harry Holland Memorial, Wellington Citizens' War Memorial, the carved Lion Head Fountain on the Carillon Tower; Auckland works include the figure at the Domain gates, the Memorial Panel at the Teachers' Training College and Auckland Grammar School War Memorial. Represented in ACAG.