Sculptor often using wood, based in Sunderland. He studied at Bolton Metropolitan College and West Surrey College of Art & Design, 1980–5, then University of Northumbria at Newcastle upon Tyne, 1991–3. Gross showed widely in Britain and abroad, held a number of residencies and specialised in community- and schools-linked projects. His works had a strong dramatic quality, witness his 1995 lime-wood Mask, at Tynemouth Metro station, carved with the help of pupils of a local school; or the 1998 wood and steel plate Head, at Tyne Slipway and Engineering works, South Shields, a large splayed hand stained red within which is a propeller.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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