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Art in Crossett Library: Simon Moselsio

This is a guide to works of art on display in Crossett Library.

Location - Crossett Library Main Level

Simon Moselsio - How to Make a Plaster of Paris Cast


Simon Moselsio

American, born Russia, 1890-1963




16 X 11 in.

Anonymous Gift

Moselsio was a native of Kiev, Russia. He moved to Berlin at the age of 21 where he met Herta who was also an artist. They relocated to New York City in 1924 and then to Vermont in 1932 were they accepted teaching positions at Bennington College. Simon Moselsio was a Bennington College Visual Arts faculty member for 27 years.

The College's announcement of his death stated, "Simon Moselsio was a dedicated and gifted artist. His sculptures are in many private and public permanent collections across the land. But equal to the value and enduring strength found in his works of wood, bronze, and stone, are the effects of his work as teacher, counselor, and friend."