Calvin Grimm was born in Glen Cove, New York. He studied art education and studio painting at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He later became a certified outdoor educator after studying at the National Outdoor Leadership School, Lander, WY.
In 1967 his sculptures in landscapes titled Earthworks began traveling to venues in Martha’s Vineyard, MA; Old Westbury, NY; and Woodstock, NY. Other one person exhibits of Grimm’s work have been featured at Night Gallery, Woodstock, NY; Cady-Laven Fine Art, Bolton Landing, NY; Donskoj and Company, Kingston, NY; the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck; and Axis Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Grimm’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Calvin Grimm, an essay by Tom Wolf, Modern Living, The New York Times, and Newsday.
A major commission for Pac Bell Stadium in San Francisco, home of the Giants baseball team, features a series of 14 preliminary drawings as well as one mural sized canvas. This is Grimm’s largest commissioned piece.