"BEHIND THE CURTAIN"
MIXED MEDIA ON PANEL, SIGNED
AMERICAN, DATED 1967
40 X 30 INCHES
Hank Gross was born in 1939 in the Bronx, New York. He was a writer and editor for over 40 years, beginning in New York City in the 60's. He freelanced for various magazines and worked as an editor at the National Examiner tabloid newspaper. He also did research and writing for the Reader's Digest.
He had novels and non-fiction published by major publishers such as Ballantine, World, Arbor House, Peter Pauper Press, and William Morrow, as well as many short stories and articles in major national publications, such as "The Boy Who Ate New York" in the National Lampoon, 1991.
Hank studied street photography with Randall Warniers at MIT, as well as figure photography. He won first prize in the December 1995 Popular Photography contest and was later profiled in the magazine (August 1997).
Hank relocated to San Diego, California, in 2005. It was at that time that he began painting in acrylics, along with mentor Tony Cuban. He established a recognized voice in the San Diego art community. Gross has created paintings with a unique style of composition and use of humorist and folk elements that could not be mistaken for another's.