Emile Albert Gruppe (American, 1896–1978)
A late 1930s, early 1940s exceptional impressionist marine oil on canvas painting. Light pastels with bold strokes and a great two masted 1930s sailboat make this a rare must have for serious Gruppe collectors. The boat looks dis shoveled with all the sails down like the crew was exhausted from a rough day on rough seas. The size at 24” x 24” looks great on any wall and again, is rare. This painting for me is very special because I acquired it derectly from the Emile’s daughter; Emilie. Feel free to make any reasonable offer!!
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Lower right “Emile A. Gruppe” Verso: ”In Port” by Emile A Gruppe Title: “In Port”
Work size: 24 x 24 Inches
Framed: 27 x 27.
Condition: Excellent; no issues, restoration or damage noted. Never varnished.
Emile A. Gruppe was a painter-teacher who was born in 1896, the son of renowned painter Charles P. Gruppe (1860-1940). He lived throughout his professional painting career in Gloucester, MA and wintered in Jeffersonille, VT and Sarasota, FL. Gruppe studied at the National Academy (NYC), at the Grande Chaumiere, Paris; and with John F. Carlson, Richard Miller, George Bridgman, Charles Chapman and Charles Hawthorne (in Provincetown) and by 1930 he was known for his fluid, Lucid post-impressionist scenes of the American landscape and of Gloucester boating views. Cape Anne.