Emile Gruppe was the son of landscape artist Charles Paul Gruppe, who lived and painted in Europe for 25 years before settling in the United States.
Emile was born in 1896 in Rochester, New York and had a very strong art background. In addition to being raised by an artistic father, he was also educated in his profession at The Hague in the Netherlands, at the National Academy of Design and The Arts Students League in New York City.
Gruppe’s career began in 1915, but he was briefly interrupted in 1917 when he spent a year in the United States Navy. He made his permanent studio in Gloucester, Mass. where he founded the Gruppe Summer School in 1942. Although he is best known for his variety of Impressionistic landscapes, he also painted figures and portraits. His modern style was largely inherited from French Impressionist Claude Monet. His prolific career brought him many awards and memberships. He was a member of the Salmagundi club, The Rockport Art Assn, Audubon Artists of America, Art League of Marco Island, Fl., and the Naples Art Assn.
For many years, and to this date, the Gruppe’s always maintained a winter home in Naples, FL.
19th, 20th & 21st Century American Paintings