Sidney Alexander Gordin, ANA is a well-listed painter, sculptor, muralist
and mosaic artist.
Born in Chilyabinsk, Russia in 1918, he moved to New
York City at the age of four, and studied at the Brooklyn Technical School
and at the Cooper Union with Morris Kantor and Leo Katz. He had his first
solo sculpture exhibit in 1949 at Bennington College in Vermont, followed by
a group show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where he showed alongside
such sculptors as Alexander Calder, William Zorach, and George Rickey.
In 1958 he joined the Art Department of UC Berkeley
where he stayed for twenty-eight years while continuing to exhibit his work
in major museums and galleries, He died in 1995.
Another detail of this artwork is below.