Emile Gruppe (American, 1896-1978), oil on canvas board, circa 1940.
An absolutely amazing post-impressionist painting using knifing technique which is very rare for Gruppe. The painting shows shacks at low tide when the fishing boats are out with crab pots and seagulls flying around looking for scraps. Emile Gruppe turned out countless paintings so when you find an older and rare diamond like this one; it will not last long.
Measures: Canvas: 16 s 20 inches
Framed: 23 s 27 inches.
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.