Emile Albert Gruppe (American/Massachusetts, 1876-1978) oil on canvas maritime painting titled "Gloucester," depicting a harbor scene with figures gathering on a dock, where two sailboats are moored. Other boats sail in the distance, with the opposite shore visible in the background and a cloudy blue sky overhead. Signed "Emile A. Gruppe" lower left. Housed in a 22K gold leaf hand-carved frame. Sight – 24 1/2" H x 29 1/2" W. Framed – 34 1/4" H x 39" W. Provenance: Estate of Russell McAdoo, Murfreesboro, TN. Biography: The son of landscape artist Charles Gruppe, Emile Gruppe became a renowned artist in his own right and one of the most important Rockport School artists. In addition to being raised by an artistic father, he was also educated in art at The Hague in the Netherlands and in New York City at the National Academy of Design and The Arts Students League. He also received instruction from artists George Bridgman, Charles Chapman, Richard Miller and John F. Carlson, with whom he would later establish the Gruppe Summer School in Gloucester, Massachusetts (1942). He made his permanent studio in Gloucester. Gruppes's prolific career brought him many awards and memberships. He was a member of the Allied Artists of America, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the North Shore Art Association, the Gloucester Society of Artists, the Rochester Art Association, the Sarasota Art Association, the St. Augustine Art Association, and the Salmagundi Club of New York. His paintings are in numerous private and public collections, including the White House. CONDITION: Overall good condition with craquelure. Canvas has been relined. 1/4" area of paint loss to right side of sailboat, center right.
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