Emile Gruppe (American, 1896-1978),
An absolutely amazing post Impressionist painting with a cascade of bright colors showing nudes by a riverside with birch trees in the foreground and mountains in the background. Emile Gruppe turned out countless paintings so when you find a diamond like this one; it will not last long. Absolutely pristine original condition!
Canvas: 24 x 20 inches
Framed: 32.5 x 28.25 inches (Frame with wear)
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.