Sculptor of “The Egg” passes away at 92
Roy Gussow, who taught at the College of Design at NC State University for more than a decade in its earliest years, passed away Feb. 11, 2011, in New York.
Gussow, who was 92, came to the university as a visiting professor in 1951, became an associate professor a year later and became a full professor by 1958. In 1962 he left NC State to move to Manhattan, Two years later he opened a large studio in Long Island where he produced most of his life’s work.
Though he would become known mainly for his smooth metallic sculptures in New york City, in 1960 he left one such sculpture in the courtyard behind Brooks Hall at the College of Design. “Ellipsoid Construction” made of chromium steel became known as “The Egg” and has served as a popular student meeting place ever since.
Gussow’s complete New York Times obituary can be viewed here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/arts/design/21gussow.html?_r=2&ref=obituaries