Emile Albert Gruppe (Massachusetts, 1896-1978) oil on canvas impressionistic painting titled "Grey Day, Gloucester" depicting four fishing boats moored in a harbor, a fisherman working on the dock to the left, with buildings and the early morning sky in the background. Signed "Emile A. Gruppe" lower left. Titled en verso on stretcher. Housed in a wide giltwood molded frame with carved edges. Sight – 24 1/2" H x 29 1/2" W. Framed – 34" H x 39 1/4" W. Provenance: the collection of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Slaymaker, Nashville, Tennessee. Biography: The son of landscape artist Charles Gruppe, Emile Gruppe became a renowned artist in his own right. Although he is best known for his variety of Impressionistic landscapes and marine paintings, he also painted figures and portraits. His modern style was largely inherited from French Impressionist Claude Monet. 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 Bridgeman, Charles Chapman, Richard Miller and John F. Carlson, with whom he would later found, in 1942, the Gruppe Summer School in Gloucester, Massachusetts. 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 excellent condition.
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