Emile Albert Gruppe (American, 1896-1978) oil on canvas painting, circa 1930s impressionist to Mid-Century Modern style.
For your consideration: an early and rare masterpiece Emile Albert Gruppe painting representing a sailboat in rough seas. Gruppe turned out a large amount of paintings in the 1940s and 1950s but very few in the 1930s when this painting was executed. His signature style is evident in the brush strokes but a keen eye can see an intent to create his style in this work. This piece draws eyes to it like none other and Gruppe paintings are a great investment today. This is the only Gruppe with a small boat in rough seas that I am aware of making this a rare, detailed and very moving piece.
Height 24 inches (60 cm)
Width 30 inches (75 cm).
Height 31 inches
Width 37 inches.
Condition: Excellent. Cleaned and wax relined with dust cover. Three small areas of in paint (2 dime size areas just to the right of the boom and one area top centre).